rollout

or roll-out

[ rohl-out ]
/ ˈroʊlˌaʊt /

noun

the first public showing of an aircraft.
Informal. the introduction or inauguration of a new product or service, as by an advertising campaign, public announcement, or exhibition: the most lavish rollout in soft-drink history.
Football. an offensive maneuver in which the quarterback, having the option to run or pass, takes the ball from the center, moves back a distance toward his goal line, and then moves forward and toward a sideline.

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Origin of rollout

First recorded in 1955–60; noun use of verb phrase roll out

Definition for roll out (2 of 2)

Origin of roll

1175–1225; (noun) (in senses referring to rolled or round objects) Middle English: scroll, inscribed scroll, register, cylindrical object < Old French ro(u)lle < Latin rotulus, rotula small wheel, diminutive of rota wheel (see rotate1, -ule); (in senses referring to motion) derivative of the v.; (v.) Middle English rollen < Old French rol(l)er < Vulgar Latin *rotulare, derivative of Latin rotulus, rotula

SYNONYMS FOR roll

12 swing, tilt.
40 See list1.
47 spindle.

OTHER WORDS FROM roll

roll·a·ble, adjectivere·roll, verbun·roll·a·ble, adjectivewell-rolled, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH roll

role roll
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British Dictionary definitions for roll out (1 of 2)

roll out

verb (tr, adverb)

to cause (pastry) to become flatter and thinner by pressure with a rolling pin
to show (a new type of aircraft) to the public for the first time
to launch (a new film, product, etc) in a series of stages over an area, each stage involving an increased number of outlets

noun roll-out

a presentation to the public of a new aircraft, product, etc; a launch

British Dictionary definitions for roll out (2 of 2)

roll
/ (rəʊl) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for roll

C14 rollen, from Old French roler, from Latin rotulus a little wheel, from rota a wheel
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Idioms and Phrases with roll out (1 of 2)

roll out

1

Get out of bed, as in I rolled out around six o'clock this morning. [Colloquial; late 1800s]

2

Introduce, disclose, as in They rolled out the new washing machine with great fanfare.

Idioms and Phrases with roll out (2 of 2)

roll

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