a person or thing that rolls.
a cylinder, wheel, caster, or the like, upon which something is rolled along.
a cylindrical body, revolving on a fixed axis, especially one to facilitate the movement of something passed over or around it.
a cylindrical object upon which something is rolled up:
the roller of a window shade.
a hollow, cylindrical object of plastic, stiff net, or the like, upon which hair is rolled up for setting.
a cylindrical body for rolling over something to be spread out, leveled, crushed, smoothed, compacted, impressed, inked, etc.
any of various other revolving cylindrical bodies, as the barrel of a music box.
Metalworking. a person in charge of a rolling mill.
a long, swelling wave advancing steadily.
a rolled bandage.
any of several Old World birds of the family Coraciidae that tumble or roll over in flight, especially in the breeding season.
tumbler (def 9).
one of a variety of canaries having a warbling or trilling song.
a cylinder having an absorbent surface and a handle, used for spreading paint
Also called garden roller. a heavy cast-iron cylinder or pair of cylinders on an axle to which a handle is attached; used for flattening lawns
a long heavy wave of the sea, advancing towards the shore Compare breaker1 (sense 2)
a hardened cylinder of precision-ground steel that forms one of the rolling components of a roller bearing or of a linked driving chain
a cylinder fitted on pivots, used to enable heavy objects to be easily moved; castor
(printing) a cylinder, usually of hard rubber, used to ink a forme or plate before impression
a cylindrical tube or barrel onto which material is rolled for transport or storage
any of various other cylindrical devices that rotate about a cylinder, used for any of various purposes
a small cylinder, esp one that is heated, onto which a woman’s hair may be rolled to make it curl
(med) a bandage consisting of a long strip of muslin or cheesecloth rolled tightly into a cylindrical form before application
a band fastened around a horse’s belly to keep a blanket in position
any of various Old World birds of the family Coraciidae, such as Coracias garrulus (European roller), that have a blue, green, and brown plumage, a slightly hooked bill, and an erratic flight: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)
(often capital) a variety of tumbler pigeon that performs characteristic backward somersaults in flight
a breed of canary that has a soft trilling song in which the notes are run together
a person or thing that rolls
(Austral) a man who rolls and trims fleeces after shearing
short for roadroller, steamroller
short for roller caption
noun 1. a pen having a small moving nylon, plastic, or metal ball as a writing point
- Roller bandage
roller bandage roll·er bandage (rō’lər) n. A strip of material, of variable width, rolled into a compact cylinder to facilitate application.
noun, Machinery. 1. a bearing consisting of cylindrical or tapered rollers running between races in two concentric rings, one of which is mounted on a rotating or oscillating part, as a shaft. roller bearing noun 1. a bearing in which a shaft runs on a number of hardened-steel rollers held within a cage
Trademark. 1. a brand of in-line skates. verb (used without object), Rollerbladed, Rollerblading. 2. (often lowercase) to skate on in-line skates. noun 1. trademark a type of roller skate in which the wheels are set in a single straight line under the boot