I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. a revolving cylinder over or on which something is moved or which is used to press, shape, spread, or smooth something b. a cylinder or rod on which something (as a shade) is rolled up 2. a. a long heavy ocean wave b. tumbler 1b 3. one that rolls or performs a rolling operation 4. a slowly rolling ground ball II. noun Etymology: German, from rollen to roll, reverberate, from Middle French roller — more at roll Date: 1678 1. any of various mostly brightly colored nonpasserine Old World birds (family Coraciidae) that perform rolling aerial dives during courtship displays 2. a canary having a song in which the notes are soft and run together

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