[ roh-luh-deks ]

  1. a small desktop file containing cards for names, addresses, and phone numbers.


/ ˈrəʊləˌdɛks /


  1. a small file for holding names, addresses, and telephone numbers, consisting of cards attached horizontally to a rotatable central cylinder
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Pence, by virtue of being on a national ballot twice before and sporting a Rolodex built over a political career that included stints as a congressman and Indiana’s Governor, starts as a top-tier contender.

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You never know where those communal connections might lead, and a fat Rolodex is always good for business.

The network, originally defined as a LinkedIn for medical professionals, gives doctors a Rolodex for specialists, a newsfeed for healthcare updates, a communication tool to talk to patients and a job search tool.

Others close to Schwartz say he also has a deep knowledge of the state’s budget and Albany power dynamics, and an impressive statewide Rolodex.

This essentially turns into a living Rolodex that insurers can use to access information on the account, and offer quotes on a faster rate.

Seconds later, your mental Rolodex of sources spins in your mind.

He is, after all, one of a kind when it comes to effective exploitation of a prodigious Rolodex.

“I suggested he get a Rolodex, and he looked at me like I was crazy,” Naumann says.

Al Qaeda operatives seem to have an endless Rolodex of Pakistani establishment figures who are ready to help them.

He had an unequaled Rolodex in terms of not just passing acquaintances but people with whom he had worked over time.