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noun [countable] roll pronunciation in American English /roʊl/ 
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pluralrolls
  1. 1
    a long piece of film, paper, carpet, etc., rolled into the shape of a tube
    roll of:

    We used ten rolls of wallpaper.

    The professionals are used to moving heavy rolls of carpet around.

  2. 3
    [usually singular] the action of turning over or of rolling from side to side

    The constant roll of the ship made her sick.

    1. a.
      the action of throwing dice

      He was willing to bet his entire fortune on a roll of the dice.

  3. 4
    an official list of names, especially one that is used in a school
    call/take the roll:

    The teacher called the roll and checked off the names one by one.

    See also  honor roll

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