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noun Photography.
  1. a strip of film with space for several exposures, packaged on a spool in roll form so as to permit daylight loading and unloading and ease of handling.

Origin of roll film

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for roll film

Historical Examples

  • It resembles one of the small views in a series of moving pictures—a single view of a roll-film.

    Clairvoyance and Occult Powers

    Swami Panchadasi

  • That would be true of every picture taken and is true of virtually every camera—every roll-film type camera.

    Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


British Dictionary definitions for roll film

roll film

noun
  1. a length of photographic film backed with opaque paper and rolled on a spool
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