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"roll-on roll-off" in British English

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roll-on roll-offadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌrəʊlˌɒnˌrəʊlˈɒf/  us   /ˌroʊlˌɑːnˌroʊlˈɑːf/ (informal ro-ro, uk   /ˈrəʊ.rəʊ/  us   /ˈroʊ.roʊ/ ) UK
A roll-on-roll-off ​ship is ​built so that ​vehicles can ​drive on at one end and off at the other: a roll-on roll-off ferry
(Definition of roll-on roll-off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"roll-on, roll-off" in Business English

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roll-on, roll-offadjective [before noun]

uk   us   ( abbreviation RORO) UK TRANSPORT
used to describe a ​shipbuilt so that ​vehicles can ​drive directly on and off: He ​runs a ​majorcar and roll-on, roll-off ​shipping and ​logisticscompany. a roll-on, roll-off ​ferry
(Definition of roll-on, roll-off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “roll-on roll-off”
in Chinese (Simplified) (船)滚装滚卸的,汽车可直接上下的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (船)滾裝滾卸的,汽車可直接上下的…
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