Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: roller  row-lu(r)
  1. A grounder that rolls along the infield
  2. A long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    - roll, rolling wave
  3. A small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate)
  4. A cylinder that revolves
  5. A mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
    "a woman with her head full of rollers is not a pretty sight";
    - curler, hair curler, crimper
  6. Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers
  7. Pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground
    - tumbler, tumbler pigeon

Derived forms: rollers

Type of: coraciiform bird, cylinder, domestic pigeon, ground ball, groundball, grounder, hopper, mechanical device, moving ridge, wave, wheel

Part of: Coraciidae, family Coraciidae, roller blind, roller skate

Encyclopedia: Roller, William