road roller
noun Date: circa 1876 one that rolls roadways; specifically a machine with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roadbeds

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Road roller — Road Road (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • road roller — noun vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements • Syn: ↑steamroller • Derivationally related forms: ↑steamroller (for: ↑steamroller) • Hypernyms: ↑vehicle …   Useful english dictionary

  • road-roller — /ˈroʊd roʊlə/ (say rohd rohluh) noun a power driven roller used for compacting roads …   Australian English dictionary

  • road roller — 1. a person who rolls roads. 2. any machine for rolling road materials flat. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • road roller — noun A heavy engineering vehicle used to compact asphalt in the construction of roads …   Wiktionary

  • road roller — n. vehicle or machine with wide heavy smooth wheels used for rolling flat or compacting roads and pavements; one who rolls roads …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Road — (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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