[ rohl-on, -awn ]
/ ˈroʊlˌɒn, -ˌɔn /
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packaged in a tubelike container one end of which is equipped with a rotating ball that dispenses and spreads the liquid content directly.


a roll-on preparation: spray deodorants and roll-ons.



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Origin of roll-on

First recorded in 1945–50; adj., noun use of verb phrase roll on
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British Dictionary definitions for roll-on

roll on


British used to express the wish that an eagerly anticipated event or date will come quicklyroll on Saturday

adjective roll-on

(of a deodorant, lip gloss, etc) dispensed by means of a revolving ball fitted into the neck of the container

noun roll-on

a woman's foundation garment, made of elasticized material and having no fastenings
a liquid cosmetic, esp a deodorant, packed in a container having an applicator consisting of a revolving ball
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