hand scroll


noun

See under scroll(def 5).

Nearby words

  1. hand over fist,
  2. hand over hand,
  3. hand press,
  4. hand puppet,
  5. hand screw,
  6. hand setting,
  7. hand tight,
  8. hand to hand,
  9. hand to mouth, from,
  10. hand to on a silver platter

scroll

[ skrohl ]
/ skroʊl /

noun

verb (used with object)

to cut into a curved form with a narrow-bladed saw.
Computers. to move (text) up, down, or across a display screen, with new text appearing on the screen as old text disappears.

verb (used without object)

Computers. to move text vertically or horizontally on a display screen in searching for a particular section, line, etc.

Origin of scroll

1350–1400; Middle English scrowle; blend of scrow, aphetic variant of escrow and rowle roll

Related formsscroll-like, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hand scroll

scroll

/ (skrəʊl) /

noun

a roll of parchment, paper, etc, usually inscribed with writing
an ancient book in the form of a roll of parchment, papyrus, etc
  1. a decorative carving or moulding resembling a scroll
  2. (as modifier)a scroll saw
  3. (in combination)scrollwork

verb

(tr) to saw into scrolls
to roll up like a scroll
computing to move (text) from right to left or up and down on a screen in order to view text that cannot be contained within a single display image

Word Origin for scroll

C15 scrowle, from scrowe, from Old French escroe scrap of parchment, but also influenced by roll

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Word Origin and History for hand scroll
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