Meaning of ROLLER in English
/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.
/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 . 2012