Definition for roller (2 of 2)
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Examples from the Web for 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|Samuel Fragoso|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Cliff Schecter|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His cadence is a steady beat rather than a roller coaster, and his words sparing and simple.
Other times a chorus on roller skates sings about a toy train set.
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|Charlotte Lytton|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just as the two officers neared the barn the door was seen to slide on its roller.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants|H. Irving Hancock
Roller stanched, with frozen snow and some tow, the only dangerous wound he had, and managed to reach his home.History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley|U. J. (Uriah James) Jones
Sunny Boy liked to go with Harriet, and he hurried indoors to get his hat and roller skates.Sunny Boy in the Country|Ramy Allison White
This harrow is as good as a roller in fining and smoothing the surface soil.The First Book of Farming|Charles L. Goodrich
She pulled herself together as an old ship rights itself after a roller's stinging blow.The Duchess of Wrexe|Hugh Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for roller
Word Origin and History for roller
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.