[ rohl-awf, -of ]
/ ˈroʊlˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
Electronics. the rate of loss or attenuation of a signal beyond a certain frequency.
Aeronautics. the tendency of an airplane to lower one wing under varying conditions of flight.
Why Is It Called “Rock n’ Roll”?Is “Rocket ‘88” by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats the very first rock and roll record? The question has inspired debate among musicologists for years. Another equally contentious question: Where does the term rock and roll come from? Rock is derived from the Old English roccain, related to the Old Nordic rykkja meaning, “to pull, tear, move.” The earliest recorded use of the term in literature …
Words Parents Say That Make Our Eyes RollSad to say, but nine times out of ten, when parents open their mouths it's usually nothing but trouble. Sometimes our eyes roll. Other times we cringe. Whether we're 16 or 36, it's always the same. Parents are downright embarrassing. And, to add insult to injury, we've compiled a list of some of the words our parents say that we hate most. Love you guys!
- roll top,
- roll up,
- roll up one's sleeves,
- roll with the punches,
- roll-over arm,
- roll-top desk,
Origin of roll-off
noun use of verb phrase roll off
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