[ rohl-bak ]
/ ˈroʊlˌbæk /


an act or instance of rolling back.
a return to a lower level of prices, wages, etc., as by government order.
a pulling back or withdrawal: a rollback of attack forces.

Nearby words

  1. rolla,
  2. rolland,
  3. rolland, romain,
  4. rollatini,
  5. rollaway,
  6. rollbar,
  7. rolle's theorem,
  8. rolled collar,
  9. rolled glass,
  10. rolled gold

Origin of rollback

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase roll back Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for rollback



also roll-back, "action of rolling backward," 1937; "reduction," 1942, American English, from verbal phrase, from roll (v.) + back (adv.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper