Definition of Roller coaster

1. Noun. Anything characterized by abrupt and extreme changes (especially up and down). "The economy has been on a roller coaster all year"

Generic synonyms: Sturm Und Drang, Turbulence, Upheaval



2. Noun. Elevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines).
Exact synonyms: Big Dipper, Chute-the-chute
Generic synonyms: El, Elevated, Elevated Railroad, Elevated Railway, Overhead Railway, Ride
Specialized synonyms: Hypercoaster

Definition of Roller coaster

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of rollercoaster) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roller Coaster

rolled out(p)
rolled over
rolled up
roller
roller-coaster
roller-coasters
roller-disco
roller-skate
roller-skater
roller bandage
roller bearing
roller bit
roller blade
roller blind
roller boot
roller coaster (current term)
roller coasters
roller derbies
roller disco
roller discos
roller docker
roller dockers
roller football
roller hockey
roller rink
roller rinks
roller shoe
roller skate
roller skates
roller skating

Literary usage of Roller coaster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"With the daily sentence, The roller coaster was the scariest ride at the fair, ... The thunderous roar of the roller coaster sounded like a thunder cloud ..."

2. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"This roller-coaster was only 450 feet long, and the highest drop on the line ... To-day there is a roller- coaster at Brighton Beach where the track is 116 ..."

3. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"This roller-coaster was only 450 feet long, and the highest drop on the line ... To-day there is a roller- coaster at Brighton Beach where the track is 116 ..."

4. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"To-day there is a roller- coaster at Brighton Beach where the track is 116 feet ... That first roller-coaster cost $1500. The big roller-coasters at Coney ..."

5. Manual Training--play Problems: Constructive Work for Boys and Girls Based by William Samuel Marten (1917)
"In hilly localities there is always a great demand for the roller coaster. For most boys the making of the wheels and axles is a difficult undertaking and ..."

6. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"This roller-coaster was only 450 feet long, and the higbe-' drop on the line ... To-day there is a roller- coaster at Brighton Beach where the track is 116 ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in Ohio Courts of Record by Robert D. Handy, William Disney (1899)
"The complainants and the roller-coaster are all located within what may be called a ... The roller- coaster is on the side hill west of Ohio avenue. ..."

8. Mentoring Across Boundaries: Helping Beginning Teachers Succeed in by Jean Boreen, Donna Niday, Mary K. Johnson (2003)
"I tossed around different creative ideas overnight, and I decided to propose a roller- coaster unit. Karen: Well, that's really different. ..."

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