Meaning of “roll call” in the English Dictionary

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"roll call" in British English

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roll callnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈrəʊl ˌkɔːl/ us /ˈroʊl ˌkɑːl/

If someone does a roll call, they read aloud the names of all the people on the list to make certain that they are present.

(Definition of “roll call” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"roll call" in American English

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roll callnoun [ C ]

us /ˈroʊl ˌkɔl/

the act of reading aloud the names of people on a list to check whether they are present

(Definition of “roll call” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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