Roller vs Poller - What's the difference?
As a proper noun roller
is (slang) a rolls-royce car.
As a noun poller is
bollard, mooring post.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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.
* 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
one who polls or lops trees
one who cuts hair; a barber
one who votes
one who registers voters or conducts a poll
(computing) a task or process that periodically checks for a condition being satisfied, such as the availability of new data