Roller vs Rocker - What's the difference?

roller | rocker |


As nouns the difference between roller and rocker

is that roller is Anything that rolls.rocker is a curved piece of wood attached to the bottom of a rocking chair or cradle that enables it to rock back and forth.

As a proper noun Roller

is a Rolls-Royce car.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

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    rocker

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A curved piece of wood attached to the bottom of a rocking chair or cradle that enables it to rock back and forth.
  • Hence, a rocking chair
  • (surfing) The lengthwise curvature of a surfboard. (More rocker is a more curved board.)
  • All modern surfboards share a similar rocker design — Bruce Jones [http://www.brucejones.com/longboar.htm]
  • Someone passionate about rock music.
  • A musician who plays rock music.
  • (informal) A rock music song.
  • * Pitchfork Media [http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/7852-the-top-200-tracks-of-the-1990s-50-21/3/]
  • "Girls & Boys" is
  • One who rocks something.
  • * Fuller
  • It was I, sir, said the rocker , who had the honour, some thirty years since, to attend on your highness in your infancy.
  • (UK) A member of a British subculture of the 1960s, opposed to the mods, who dressed in black leather and were interested in 1950s music.
  • Any implement or machine working with a rocking motion, such as a trough mounted on rockers for separating gold dust from gravel, etc., by agitation in water.
  • A rocking horse.
  • A skate with a curved blade, somewhat resembling in shape the rocker of a cradle.
  • (engineering) A rock shaft.
  • Derived terms

    * off one's rocker

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