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road roller

  1. a person who rolls roads.
  2. any machine for rolling road materials flat.
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Origin of road roller

First recorded in 1885–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of road roller

  • The patient horses who pulled the road-roller or the noisy lawn-mower made his eyes redden savagely.

    Kings in Exile

    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.

  • But, you never see a hippopotamus chained to a road-roller, or riding a bicycle.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa

    Richard Harding Davis