Definitions of roller

  1. Heavy waves that set in after a storm; a bird of the crow or the bee- eater family, so called from its habit of tumbling in the air.
  2. a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it; " a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight"
  3. a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
  4. a grounder that rolls along the infield
  5. pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground
  6. Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers
  7. a cylinder that revolves
  8. a small wheel without spokes ( as on a roller skate)
  9. One who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder, sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc., used in husbandry and the arts.
  10. A bandage; a fillet; properly, a long and broad bandage used in surgery.
  11. One of series of long, heavy waves which roll in upon a coast, sometimes in calm weather.
  12. A cylinder coated with a composition made principally of glue and molassess, with which forms of type are inked previously to taking an impression from them.
  13. A long cylinder on which something is rolled up; as, the roller of a man.
  14. A small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc.
  15. ANy insect whose larva rolls up leaves; a leaf roller. see Tortrix.
  16. Any species of small ground snakes of the family Tortricidae.
  17. A long, belt- formed towel, to be suspended on a rolling cylinder; - called also roller towel.
  18. Any one of numerous species of Old World picarian birds of the family Coraciadae. The name alludes to their habit of suddenly turning over or tumbling in flight.
  19. That which turns round and round, or over and over; a cylinder used for grinding, smoothing, flattening, etc.; a small wheel; a long, heavy wave.
  20. That which rolls: a cylinder used for rolling, grinding, etc.: a long broad bandage:- pl. heavy waves.
  21. Cylinder used for rolling; long bandage; long wave.
  22. Anything that rolls or is rolled; a cylinder used in rolling.
  23. That which rolls or turns on its own axis; a cylinder of wood, stone, or metal for rolling, & c.; a long broad bandage.
  24. A long round body of wood, stone, or iron, used to press, crush, grind, or smooth; in surg., a long broad bandage of cotton or linen.