verb (used with object), rou·let·ted, rou·let·ting.
Origin of roulette
Examples from the Web for roulette
It shows that the Malaysian airliner may well have fallen victim to a high-altitude game of Russian roulette.
“It is like Russian roulette to use these drugs,” he told WebMd in 2010.
After finding Manning guilty of six counts of spying under the Espionage Act, however, America may be playing Russian roulette.Questions Over Judge’s Rulings But Little Hope for Bradley Manning|Alexa O'Brien|July 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He also ran Roulette Records and golfed on occasion with Sammy Davis, Jr.Jersey’s True-Life Tony Soprano: Meet the DeCavalcante Crime Family|Michael Daly|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For those patients, getting treated at Rose was like inadvertently playing a game of Russian roulette.Doctor Accused of Infecting Patients With Hepatitis C Breaks Silence|Carol McKinley|February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At roulette, the tailleurs are those who put the ball in motion and announce the result.
The rumor of it spread through the rooms, and the crowd about the roulette received a large contingent of spectators.Confidence|Henry James
Roulette is a little more amusing, as it is more intelligible to the looker-on.Stray Studies from England and Italy|John Richard Greene
A geometrical curve, resulting from a circle being made to run along a right line, whence the French designate it roulette.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
On the right stood the rouge et noir and roulette tables, idly placed, to make up a show.The History of Gambling in England|John Ashton
British Dictionary definitions for roulette
- a toothed wheel for making a line of perforations
- a tiny slit made by such a wheel on a sheet of stamps as an aid to tearing it apart
Word Origin for roulette
Word Origin and History for roulette
1734, "small wheel," from French roulette "gambling game played with a revolving wheel," literally "small wheel," from Old French roelete "little wheel" (12c.), formed on model of Late Latin rotella, diminutive of Latin rota "wheel" (see rotary). The game of chance so-called from 1745.