- 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.
Origin of rollback
First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase roll back
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Examples from the Web for rollback
They were buying, they thought, visibly low taxes and the rollback of environmental protection and safeguards against speculation.Election 2012: Myths, Lies, and Losers
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The rollback of civil unions and domestic partnerships in North Carolina is a particular legal red flag to Olson.Bush Solicitor General Ted Olson Hails Obama Gay Marriage Shift
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In addition to pushing ahead with new regulation, Jackson finds herself defending existing rules from rollback attempts.Obama's Big Green Gun
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All are imposing rigorous budget cuts—in Greece, the rollback of benefits has been provoking riots.We’re Doomed!
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August 11, 2011
Vote to stop abortion, receive a rollback in capital gains taxes.The Latest Abortion Outrage
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Word Origin and History for rollback
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper