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paint roller Syllabification: paint roll·er
Pronunciation: /pānt ˈrōlər/

Definition of paint roller in English:


A roller covered in wool, sponge, synthetic fiber, or other absorbent material for applying paint to a surface, especially in interior decorating.
Example sentences
  • To apply semi-transparent stain use a paint roller with roller sleeve.
  • Since this is a peel and stick tile and not a dry back, use a paint roller to apply the adhesive.
  • Cut out some circles of plywood or similar material and fix this to the ends of the paint roller to form rotating wheels on which the roller can run.

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