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roulette

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Pronunciation: /rʊˈlɛt
 
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Definition of roulette in English:

noun

1 [mass noun] A gambling game in which a ball is dropped on to a revolving wheel with numbered compartments, the players betting on the number at which the ball comes to rest.
Example sentences
  • The book does provide reasonable introductions to several casino games, such as roulette, craps, and baccarat.
  • The site offers slots, roulette and animated card games including poker and blackjack.
  • Players at the hotel's casino can choose from four gambling tables, three of them for card games and one for roulette.
2A tool or machine with a revolving toothed wheel, used in engraving or for making slit-shaped perforations between postage stamps.
Example sentences
  • This is a method of puncturing a plate with roulettes, punches, and other tools so that modelling is achieved with greater or lesser accumulations of dots.
  • Frequently the engraver began by etching the foundation of the design, and then built it up by the use of a special curved burin and by roulettes, punches, and other tools.

verb

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Make slit-shaped perforations in (paper, especially sheets of postage stamps): the pages are rouletted next to the binding

Origin

mid 18th century: from French, diminutive of rouelle 'wheel', from late Latin rotella, diminutive of Latin rota 'wheel'.

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