roller

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EnglishEdit

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A lilac-crested roller (bird of the family Coraciidae), Coracias caudata.

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roll + -er

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roller (plural rollers)

  1. anything that rolls
  2. any rotating cylindrical device that is part of a machine, especially one used to apply or reduce pressure
  3. (cricket) a heavy rolling device used to flatten the surface of the pitch
  4. a large, wide, curling wave that falls back on itself as it breaks on a coast
  5. a cylindrical tool for applying paint or ink
  6. an agricultural machine used for flattening land and breaking up lumps of earth
  7. a bread or variety of roller pigeon that rolls (i.e. tumbles or somersaults) backwards (cf. Penson roller, Birmingham roller, tumbler, tumbler pigeon, English Short Faced Tumbler, English Long Faced Tumbler)
  8. any of various aggressive birds, of the family Coraciidae, having bright blue wings and hooked beaks
  9. (also written Roller) a car made by Rolls-Royce
  10. the police (old blues slang)
  11. a padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting
  12. (TV, film) A roll of titles or (especially) credits played over film or video; television or film credits.
    • 2006, Clive James, North Face of Soho, Picador 2007, p. 69:
      I learned a lot from watching, but the part that I should have studied harder was the roller. The names of the writers went on for ever.
  13. One of a set of small cylindrical tubes used to curl hair

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English roller.

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roller m (plural rollers)

  1. (countable) inline skates
    Il a eu sa première paire de rollers à l'âge de 8 ans.
  2. (uncountable) skating (with inline skates).
    J'adore faire du roller au moment du coucher du soleil.

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roller c

  1. a cylindrical, rolling tool for applying paint
  2. indefinite plural of roll

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 18:44