- a roll or strip of something, as trimming on a hat brim.
- a stack or roll of coins put up in cylindrical form in a paper wrapping.
Origin of rouleau
1685–95; < French; Middle French rolel, diminutive of role roll
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Examples from the Web for rouleaux
And a dozen rouleaux of twenty-franc pieces were pushed over to the winner.Over the Ocean
The chevalier drew the rouleaux from his pocket and showed them.Beatrix
Honore de Balzac
Grindley had tumbled the rouleaux and the loose gold into his handkerchief.The Messenger
I have the two rouleaux of gold that you gave me when you left the camp.The Forty-Five Guardsmen
In the centre sits the banker, gold and silver in piles and rouleaux, and bank-notes before him.The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims
- a roll of paper containing coins
- (often plural) a roll of ribbon
C17: from French, from role roll