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"roller" in British English

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rollernoun

uk   /ˈrəʊ.lər/  us   /ˈroʊ.lɚ/
  • roller noun (MACHINE/DEVICE)

[C] a tube-shaped object in a machine that turns over and over in order to carry things along or press them down or together: As the hot metal passed between the huge rollers it was pressed into thin sheets.
[C usually plural] a tube-shaped device, often heated, that women use to curl their hair: She answered the door with her rollers in.
[C] a heavy machine used to make surfaces smooth and flat: The men used a roller to flatten the tarmac.
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(Definition of roller from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"roller" in American English

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rollernoun [C]

 us   /ˈroʊ·lər/
  • roller noun [C] (ROUNDED SHAPE)

a cylinder used for shaping something, or for spreading something over a surface: hair rollers a paint roller
  • roller noun [C] (THING THAT MOVES)

a cylinder or wheel that turns over and over in order to move something along
(Definition of roller from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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