roller

Primary Meanings of roller

1.
n
a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
2.
n
a grounder that rolls along the infield
3.
n
Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers
4.
n
a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
Full Definitions of roller
1

n a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it

Synonyms:
crimper, curler, hair curler
Type of:
mechanical device
mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

n a cylinder that revolves

Types:
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garden roller
heavy cast-iron cylinder used to flatten lawns
paint roller
a roller that has an absorbent surface used for spreading paint
platen
the roller on a typewriter against which the keys strike
sprocket
roller that has teeth on the rims to pull film or paper through
trundle
small wheel or roller
Type of:
cylinder
a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)

n a small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate)

Types:
caster, castor
a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable
Type of:
wheel
a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
2

n a grounder that rolls along the infield

Type of:
ground ball, groundball, grounder, hopper
(baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
3

n Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers

Types:
Coracias garrulus, European roller
common European blue-and-green roller with a reddish-brown back
ground roller
Madagascan roller with terrestrial and crepuscular habits that feeds on e.g. insects and worms
Type of:
coraciiform bird
chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes

n pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground

Synonyms:
tumbler, tumbler pigeon
Type of:
domestic pigeon
domesticated pigeon raised for sport or food
4

n a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore

Synonyms:
roll, rolling wave
Type of:
moving ridge, wave
one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

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