/ (rəʊtʃt) /

  1. arched convexly, as the back of certain breeds of dog, such as the whippet

Origin of roached

C19: from roach ³ or roach (vb) to cut (a sail) into a roach

Words Nearby roached

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How to use roached in a sentence

  • If he gets it roached up on both sides that will make me look like a horizontal-bar performer, which is his idea of manly beauty.

    Cobb's Anatomy | Irvin S. Cobb
  • How did you teach Brother Bear to keep his hair roached and parted?

  • Bill roached it up with a turn of the forefinger, 148 using the back of it, which was rough, like a corn-cob.

    The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • If roached in back, poor eyes, weak in hind quarters or off in tail, say so.

  • roached back and parted nearer the middle, the wound would be obscured.

    Dreamy Hollow | Sumner Charles Britton