There are 2 definitions of roller in English:

roller1

Syllabification: roll·er
Pronunciation: /ˈrōlər
 
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noun

  • 1A cylinder that rotates around a central axis and is used in various machines and devices to move, flatten, or spread something.
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    • This resistance could be reduced if the fixed shafts of the rollers were rotated as they moved.
    • Product is palletized and moved over rollers and stored in one of the facility's freezers at - 18 degrees F.
    • Its two moving and two fixed feed rollers are hydraulically serial connected, and six delimbing knives ensure high quality logs.
  • 1.1An absorbent revolving cylinder attached to a handle, used to apply paint.
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    • During the final phases, he uses a roller to apply paint to the highest points of the surface and then uses small brushes to add highlights.
    • Big sheets of paper cover the patio, and kid-safe paint, rollers, brushes, and stamps are everywhere.
    • Most painting projects require more than paint, brushes or rollers.
  • 1.2A small cylinder on which hair is rolled in order to produce curls.
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    • After using the curling iron or rollers, allow your hair to completely cool.
    • Curl with either rollers or curling iron, remove ponytail and brush out.
    • After setting the hair on large rollers and drying it under a hooded dryer, he says she ran her fingers through it to loosen the curls and create softness.
  • 1.3 (also roller bandage) A long surgical bandage rolled up for convenient application.
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    • He remained silent as Grace added the gauze and roller bandage.
  • 1.4A long swelling wave that appears to roll steadily toward the shore.
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    • The Pacific, he told her, being deeper, produced groundswells that made those of the Atlantic appear like rollers on a lake.
  • 1.5 [as modifier] Of, relating to, or involving roller skates: roller hockey
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    • And soon they were playing roller hockey in the basement.
    • I'm told the kids really go for roller disco these days.
    • But was there something deeper to roller disco than the novelty of dancing on skates?
  • 2A brightly colored crow-sized bird with predominantly blue plumage, having a characteristic tumbling display flight.
    [ late 17th century: from German Roller, from rollen 'to roll']
    • Genera Coracias and Eurystomus, family Coraciidae: several species, especially the widespread European roller (C. garrulus)
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    • The delta, for example, has 325 species of birds - including spoonbills, European rollers and pelicans - and 160 of fish.
    • When this bird flies it's called a lilac-breasted roller because it rolls in the sky.
  • 3A bird of a breed of tumbler pigeon.
  • 4A bird of a breed of canary with a trilling song.
  • 5A broad surcingle, typically padded at the withers.

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There are 2 definitions of roller in English:

roller2

Line breaks: roll¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊlə/

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noun

British informal
  • A car made by Rolls-Royce.

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