roulette
Noun

roulette

  1. (uncountable) A game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game.
  2. (countable) A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to produce rows of dots.
  3. (countable) A similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint.
  4. (countable, geometry) The locus of a point on a plane curve that rolls without slipping along another fixed plane curve.
  5. (philately) Any of the small incisions on a sheet of stamps, used as an alternative to perforations.
  6. A cylindrical curler for the hair.
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roulette (roulettes, present participle rouletting; past and past participle rouletted)

  1. To separate or decorate by incisions made with a small toothed wheel.
    to roulette a sheet of postage stamps



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