[ rohl-oh-ver ]


  1. an accident involving an overturned vehicle:

    The icy conditions resulted in several rollovers causing the westbound lanes of the highway to be closed for the morning commute.

  2. Business. a reinvestment of funds, especially a tax-free transfer of assets from one retirement plan to another:

    My financial advisor suggested an IRA rollover for my old 401(k).

  3. Digital Technology. a website feature that changes the appearance of a web page or creates the illusion of a pop-up when the specified target area on the page is clicked on or passed over by a mouse and pointer:

    Additional content is found in the rollovers, giving the page a crisp and clutter-free design.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rollover1

First recorded in 1815–20; noun use of verb phrase roll over

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Example Sentences

Movement created by off-camber obstacles won’t be adequately controlled, which could increase the odds of a rollover.

Since we didn’t have incident command systems at the time, let alone designated snowmobile routes, I almost collided head-on with another sled at a blind rollover on Prospector.

Table games and video poker only contribute 10% to the rollover.

However, those bonuses usually have exacting rollover requirements or deposit conditions.

Driving like this will eventually cause damage to a truck, and using high speeds to complete technical off-road obstacles also risks a rollover or other accidents.

Moreover, the habit of rolling over debt every two years leaves us vulnerable to a rollover crisis.

Weird thing is though, the Rollover IRA doesn't seem to be doing anything at all.

When it was all over, he went down into his state-room, and shut himself in, and let his misery rollover him.

Long-snouted dolphin, long-beaked porpoise, spinner porpoise, rollover (St. Vincent).

Hear the sound of the water-spouts, as the floods of wrath rollover him!


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