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rolling pin

a cylinder of wood or other material, usually with a short handle at each end, for rolling out dough.
Origin of rolling pin
First recorded in 1490-1500 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for rolling pin
Contemporary Examples
  • Using a rolling pin or your fingers roll or press the dough out to an even circle about 11 to 12 inches in diameter.

  • I love this book, and it makes me want to pack up my apron and rolling pin and head into the kitchen of Baked in Brooklyn.

    Fresh Picks David Lebovitz October 6, 2009
Historical Examples
  • Hurrying into the kitchen she seized a rolling pin, her favorite weapon.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • Did you hear what one of them said about how I rolled the rolling pin?

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • There was a rolling pin on the table, and half unconsciously her hand closed on it.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • The projectile is shaped like a rolling pin, though it is much larger.

    In the Flash Ranging Service Edward Alva Trueblood
  • Crush some fresh pop-corn with a rolling pin, and stir into the syrup.

    Candy-Making at Home Mary M. Wright
  • Roll out thin, sprinkle with sugar and press in with the rolling pin.

    Candy-Making at Home Mary M. Wright
  • They picked me up and carried me in; They rubbed me down with a rolling pin.

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • I felt as if someone had suddenly flattened me out with a rolling pin.

    Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown
British Dictionary definitions for rolling pin

rolling pin

a cylinder with handles at both ends, often of wood, used for rolling dough, pastry, etc, out flat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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