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death roll

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Definition of death roll in English:

noun

British
Old-fashioned term for death toll.
Example sentences
  • He told them that he had obtained copy of an official police report which gave a final figure for the death roll of between 202,040 and 250,000.
  • But, with only a few names released to the public as of this writing, there is a strong chance that our sport will hear of friends either on the death roll or injured lists to be released in the near future.
  • It is as if each pestilence required its own accountant who is spared in order to put down the death roll of the community.

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