[ rohl-out ]
/ ˈroʊlˌaʊt /
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
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British Dictionary definitions for rollout
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
a presentation to the public of a new aircraft, product, etc; a launch
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Idioms and Phrases with rollout
Get out of bed, as in I rolled out around six o'clock this morning. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
Introduce, disclose, as in They rolled out the new washing machine with great fanfare.
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