road roller


a person who rolls roads.
any machine for rolling road materials flat.

Origin of road roller

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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