A lilac-crested roller (bird of the family Coraciidae), Coracias caudata.
roller (plural rollers)
- (heading) Anything that rolls.
- Any rotating cylindrical device that is part of a machine, especially one used to apply or reduce pressure.
- A person who rolls something, as in "cigar roller".
- (cricket) A heavy rolling device used to flatten the surface of the pitch.
- A cylindrical tool for applying paint or ink.
- An agricultural machine used for flattening land and breaking up lumps of earth.
- One of a set of small cylindrical tubes used to curl hair.
- A roller towel.
- A small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc.
- (cycling) One of a set of rolling cylinders allowing a rider to practise balance while training indoors.
- Any insect whose larva rolls up leaves, especially those in family Tortricidae.
- The cylinder snakes, small ground snakes of the genus Cylindrophis.
- A long wide bandage used in surgery.
- A large, wide, curling wave that falls back on itself as it breaks on a coast.
- He and Gerald usually challenged the rollers in a sponson canoe when Gerald was there for the weekend ; or, when Lansing came down, the two took long swims seaward or cruised about in Gerald's dory, clad in their swimming-suits ; and Selwyn's youth became renewed in a manner almost ridiculous, […].
- (heading) A bird.
- A breed or variety of roller pigeon that rolls (i.e. tumbles or somersaults) backwards (compare Penson roller, Birmingham roller, tumbler).
- Any of various aggressive birds, of the family Coraciidae, having bright blue wings and hooked beaks.
- (also written Roller) A car made by Rolls-Royce.
- A police patrol car or patrolman (rather than an unmarked police car or a detective)
- A padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting.
- (TV, film) A roll of titles or (especially) credits played over film or video; television or film credits.
- 2006, Clive James, North Face of Soho, Picador 2007, p. 69:
- I learned a lot from watching, but the part that I should have studied harder was the roller. The names of the writers went on for ever.
- (slang) A wheelchair user.
Terms derived from roller
rotating cylindrical part of a machine
cricket: heavy rolling device
large, wide, curling wave
roller pigeon that somersaults backwards at high speed
- German: Roller (de) m, Rollertaube f, Orientalischer Roller m, Orientalische Rollertaube f (compare Tümmler m, Tümmlertaube m, Werfer m, Ostpreußischer Werfer m)
- Russian: ту́рман (ru) m (túrman)
bird of the family Coraciidae
nickname for Rolls-Royce car
padded surcingle used on horses
Borrowing from English roller.
roller m (plural rollers)
- (countable) in-line skate, rollerblade
- Il a eu sa première paire de rollers à l'âge de 8 ans.
- (uncountable) skating (with inline skates).
- J'adore faire du roller au moment du coucher du soleil.
roller m, f
- indefinite plural of rolle
- indefinite plural of rolle
- to polish a helmet
- Alternative form of roeler (to roll)
This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-oll, *-olls, *-ollt are modified to ol, ous, out. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.
Conjugation of roller (see also Appendix:Old French verbs)
|| avoir rollé
|| en rollant
|| Use the gerund of avoir followed by the past participle
| present participle
| past participle
|| rolloie, rolleie, rolloe, rolleve
|| rolloies, rolleies, rolloes, rolleves
|| rolloit, rolleit, rollot, rolleve
|| rolliiens, rolliens
|| rolliiez, rolliez
|| rolloient, rolleient, rolloent, rollevent
|| rolleroiz, rollereiz, rollerez
|| rolleroie, rollereie
|| rolleroies, rollereies
|| rolleroit, rollereit
|| rolleriiens, rolleriens
|| rolleriiez, rolleriez
|| rolleroient, rollereient
| present perfect
|| Use the present tense of avoir followed by the past participle
|| Use the imperfect tense of avoir followed by the past participle
| past anterior
|| Use the preterite tense of avoir followed by the past participle
| future perfect
|| Use the future tense of avoir followed by the past participle
| conditional perfect
|| Use the conditional tense of avoir followed by the past participle
|| que jo
|| que tu
|| que nos
|| que vos
|| rollissons, rollissiens
|| rollissoiz, rollissez, rollissiez
|| Use the present subjunctive of avoir followed by the past participle
|| Use the imperfect subjunctive of avoir followed by the past participle
- a cylindrical, rolling tool for applying paint
- indefinite plural of roll