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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roller  \Roll"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  rolls;  especially,  a  cylinder, 
  sometimes  grooved,  of  wood,  stone,  metal,  etc.,  used  in 
  husbandry  and  the  arts. 
  2.  A  bandage;  a  fillet;  properly,  a  long  and  broad  bandage 
  used  in  surgery. 
  3.  (Naut.)  One  of  series  of  long,  heavy  waves  which  roll  in 
  upon  a  coast,  sometimes  in  calm  weather. 
  4.  A  long,  belt-formed  towel,  to  be  suspended  on  a  rolling 
  cylinder;  --  called  also  {roller  towel}. 
  5.  (Print.)  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  --W.  Savage. 
  6.  A  long  cylinder  on  which  something  is  rolled  up  as  the 
  roller  of  a  man. 
  7.  A  small  wheel,  as  of  a  caster,  a  roller  skate,  etc 
  8.  (Zo["o]l.)  ANy  insect  whose  larva  rolls  up  leaves;  a  leaf 
  roller.  see  {Tortrix}. 
  9.  [CF.  F.  rollier.]  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  numerous  species 
  of  Old  World  picarian  birds  of  the  family  {Coraciad[ae]}. 
  The  name  alludes  to  their  habit  of  suddenly  turning  over 
  or  ``tumbling''  in  flight. 
  Note:  Many  of  the  species  are  brilliantly  colored.  The  common 
  European  species  ({Coracias  garrula})  has  the  head, 
  neck,  and  under  parts  light  blue  varied  with  green,  the 
  scapulars  chestnut  brown,  and  the  tail  blue,  green,  and 
  black.  The  broad-billed  rollers  of  India  and  Africa 
  belong  to  the  genus  {Eurystomus},  as  the  oriental 
  roller  ({E.  orientalis}),  and  the  Australian  roller,  or 
  dollar  bird  ({E.  Pacificus}).  The  latter  is  dark  brown 
  on  the  head  and  neck,  sea  green  on  the  back  and  bright 
  blue  on  the  throat,  base  of  the  tail,  and  parts  of  the 
  wings.  It  has  a  silvery-white  spot  on  the  middle  of 
  each  wing. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  grounder  that  rolls  along  the  infield 
  2:  a  long  heavy  sea  wave  as  it  advances  towards  the  shore  [syn: 
  {roll},  {rolling  wave}] 
  3:  a  cylinder  that  revolves  [syn:  {roll}] 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {curler},  {hair  curler}] 
  5:  Old  World  bird  that  tumbles  or  rolls  in  flight;  related  to 
  6:  pigeon  that  executes  backward  somersaults  in  flight  or  on 
  the  ground  [syn:  {tumbler},  {tumbler  pigeon}] 

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