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Definition of Roller

Roller
Roller Roll"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder, sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc., used in husbandry and the arts. 2. A bandage; a fillet; properly, a long and broad bandage used in surgery. 3. (Naut.) One of series of long, heavy waves which roll in upon a coast, sometimes in calm weather. 4. A long, belt-formed towel, to be suspended on a rolling cylinder; -- called also roller towel. 5. (Print.) A cylinder coated with a composition made principally of glue and molassess, with which forms of type are inked previously to taking an impression from them. --W. Savage. 6. A long cylinder on which something is rolled up; as, the roller of a man. 7. A small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc. 8. (Zo["o]l.) ANy insect whose larva rolls up leaves; a leaf roller. see Tortrix. 9. [CF. F. rollier.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Old World picarian birds of the family Coraciad[ae]. The name alludes to their habit of suddenly turning over or ``tumbling' in flight. Note: Many of the species are brilliantly colored. The common European species (Coracias garrula) has the head, neck, and under parts light blue varied with green, the scapulars chestnut brown, and the tail blue, green, and black. The broad-billed rollers of India and Africa belong to the genus Eurystomus, as the oriental roller (E. orientalis), and the Australian roller, or dollar bird (E. Pacificus). The latter is dark brown on the head and neck, sea green on the back, and bright blue on the throat, base of the tail, and parts of the wings. It has a silvery-white spot on the middle of each wing.

Meaning of Roller from wikipedia

- The rollers are an Old World family, Coraciidae, of near p****erine birds. The group gets its name from the aerial acrobatics some of these birds perform...
- A road roller (sometimes called a roller-compactor, or just roller) is a compactor type engineering vehicle used to compact soil, gravel, concrete, or...
- Roller derby is a contact sport pla**** by two teams of five members roller skating counter-clockwise around a track. Roller derby is pla**** by approximately...
- A roller coaster is a type of amu****t ride that employs a form of elevated railroad track designed with tight turns, steep slopes, and sometimes inversions...
- Roller coasters are amu****t rides developed for amu****t parks and modern theme parks. During the 16th and 17th centuries, rides consisting of wooden...
- The Indian roller (Coracias benghalensis), is a member of the roller family of birds. They are found widely across tropical Asia from Iraq eastward across...
- bearing which carries a load by placing rolling elements (such as balls or rollers) between two bearing rings called races. The relative motion of the races...
- A steamroller (or steam roller) is a form of road roller – a type of heavy construction machinery used for leveling surfaces, such as roads or airfields...
- Roller skating is the traveling on surfaces with roller skates. It is a form of recreational activity as well as a sport, and can also be a form of transportation...
- a floorless roller coaster located at Cedar Point amu****t park in Sandusky, Ohio. Designed and built by Bolliger & Mabillard, the roller coaster originally...
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