- a person who rolls roads.
- any machine for rolling road materials flat.
Origin of road roller
First recorded in 1885–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for road roller
The patient horses who pulled the road-roller or the noisy lawn-mower made his eyes redden savagely.Kings in Exile</p>
Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Pretty soon a chain of sausages fell in a circle around her, flattening out as if a road-roller had passed over them.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8
But, you never see a hippopotamus chained to a road-roller, or riding a bicycle.The Congo and Coasts of Africa
Richard Harding Davis