Meaning of ROLLER in English


roller 1

/roh"leuhr/ , 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. Metalworking. a person in charge of a rolling mill.

9. a long, swelling wave advancing steadily.

10. a rolled bandage.

[ 1375-1425; late ME; see ROLL, -ER 1 ]

Syn. 9. breaker, comber.

roller 2

/roh"leuhr/ , 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.

[ 1655-65; Roller, deriv. of rollen to ROLL ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .