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Roller vs Coaster - What's the difference?

roller | coaster |

As a proper noun roller

is (slang) a rolls-royce car.

As a noun coaster is

one who coasts.

roller

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (lb) 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".
  • #(lb) 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.
  • #Any insect whose larva rolls up leaves.
  • #Any of the small ground snakes of the family .
  • 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,.
  • (lb) A bird.
  • #A breed or variety of roller pigeon that rolls (i.e. tumbles or somersaults) backwards (compare Penson roller, Birmingham roller, tumbler, tumbler pigeon, English Short Faced Tumbler, English Long Faced 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.
  • The police (old blues slang).
  • A padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting.
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * light roller * heavy roller * hair roller * high roller * paint roller * road roller * roller bearing * roller bed * roller blade, rollerblade * roller coaster * roller shutter * roller skate * steam roller, steamroller

    Anagrams

    * English agent nouns ----

    coaster

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • one who coasts.
  • Something that coasts, such as a sled or toboggan.
  • (label) A merchant vessel that stays in coastal waters.
  • (label) A sailor who travels only in coastal waters.
  • * 1881 , Symon's monthly meteorological magazine (page 59)
  • If you question a seaman on the subject, whether mere coaster or circumnavigator, he will tell you that in a snow-storm, because of its constant eddyings and gyrations, frequent trimming of sails is more necessary than in any other gale
  • A person who originates from or inhabits a coastal area.
  • A small piece of material used to protect the surface of a table, upon which one places cups or mugs.
  • A small tray on wheels, used to pass something around a table.
  • A worthless compact disc or DVD, such as one that was burned incorrectly.
  • (label) A rollercoaster.
  • (label) A (coaster trout) (brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis )
  • Coordinate terms

    * saucer

    See also

    * roller coaster