Origin of roller1
Synonyms for roller
Origin of roller2
Related Words for rollerrush, stream, swell, upsurge, rash, surge, tide, flood, outbreak, sign, crest, influx, movement, disk, drum, bunt, grounder, chopper, wave, decoration
Examples from the Web for roller
Contemporary Examples of roller
They're made to make a lot of money and to get teenagers in a kind of experience, a roller coaster ride.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year
November 30, 2014
My seven-year-old son still can't go on all the roller coasters he wants, because he is a few inches too short.9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns
August 28, 2014
His cadence is a steady beat rather than a roller coaster, and his words sparing and simple.What Would You Do if the World Was Over?
August 5, 2014
Other times a chorus on roller skates sings about a toy train set.The Weirdest Tony Award Performances Ever (VIDEO)
June 7, 2014
Well, that time has now come thanks to Fish on Wheels—a roller aquarium that lets fish drive.Fish on Wheels, Digital Pet Babysitters, and More of the Summer’s Best Kickstarters
May 29, 2014
Historical Examples of roller
Such is said to have been the origin of roller printing on calico.Self-Help
She swung sideways on a roller, and gesticulated with her jib-boom from port to starboard.
He was named in meeting; the name tossed from roller to roller.
A roller broke over the boat, and left a foot of water in the bottom.Left on the Labrador
The cloth is dyed by means of passing over a roller into a dye vat.Textiles
William H. Dooley
late 13c., "thing that rolls;" early 15c., "rolling pin," agent noun from roll (v.). Meaning "hair-curler" is attested from 1795. Roller derby is from 1936 (see derby); roller hockey from 1926. Disparaging religious term holy roller is attested from 1842, American English, from the alleged rolling in the church aisles done by those in the Spirit.