Meaning of roller


Pronunciation: (rō'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that rolls.
  2. a cylinder, wheel, caster, or the like, upon which something is rolled along.
  3. a cylindrical body, revolving on a fixed axis, esp. one to facilitate the movement of something passed over or around it.
  4. a cylindrical object upon which something is rolled up: the roller of a window shade.
  5. a hollow, cylindrical object of plastic, stiff net, or the like, upon which hair is rolled up for setting.
  6. a cylindrical body for rolling over something to be spread out, leveled, crushed, smoothed, compacted, impressed, inked, etc.
  7. any of various other revolving cylindrical bodies, as the barrel of a music box.
  8. a person in charge of a rolling mill.
  9. a long, swelling wave advancing steadily.
  10. a rolled bandage.


Pronunciation: (rō'lur), [key]
— n. Ornith.
  1. any of several Old World birds of the family Coraciidae that tumble or roll over in flight, esp. in the breeding season.
  2. tumbler (def. 9).
  3. one of a variety of canaries having a warbling or trilling song.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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