- a small roll of something; esp., a roll of coins, generally of the same denomination, stacked in a paper wrapper
- a roll or fold, as of ribbon for trimming hats, etc.
Origin of rouleauFr, diminutive of rôle, a roll
nounpl. rou·leaux or rou·leaus
Origin of rouleauFrench, from Old French rolel, diminutive of role, roll, from Latin rotula, diminutive of rota, wheel; see rota.
(plural rouleaus or rouleaux)
- A little roll; a roll of coins put up in paper, or something resembling such a roll.
- rouleau turner
- rouleau loop
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.