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roll-on dispensed from a roller or rotating ball mounted at the top of the container.
roll-out a football play in which the quarterback runs rapidly to one side rather than straight back before throwing a pass.
rollover the movement of funds from one investment to another, esp. the repeated investment of the proceeds of short-term securities upon maturity. [3 definitions]
roll round to come into existence or happen as part of a repeated cycle.
roll top a flexible wooden cover of hinged parallel slats that slides up into the top of a desk when it is being used.
rollway a chute or incline along which logs can be slid or rolled.
roly-poly short and plump, as a person; rotund. [2 definitions]
ROM abbreviation of "read-only memory."
Romaic the everyday language of modern Greece. [2 definitions]
romaine a variety of lettuce with long, narrow, crisp leaves shaped into a cylindrical head.
Roman of, pertaining to, or characteristic of modern or ancient Rome or its people, culture, or the like. [7 definitions]
roman (French) a medieval French metrical narrative developed from ancient epic poems. [2 definitions]
roman clef novel with a key (French); a fictionalized account of actual people and events.
Roman alphabet see "Latin alphabet."
Roman arch a semicircular arch.
Roman calendar the lunar calendar used in ancient Rome prior to the adoption of the Julian calendar.
Roman candle a large tubular firework that emits sparks and balls of fire.
Roman Catholic of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church. [2 definitions]
Roman Catholic Church a Christian church organized into a hierarchy of bishops and priests that is headed by the pope, or Bishop of Rome; Latin Church.
romance a love affair, or a depiction of one in a novel, story, or film. [7 definitions]
Romance language one of the modern languages that come from Latin. Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese are Romance languages.