Roulette Definition

roulette, roulettes
A gambling game played by rolling a small ball around a shallow bowl with an inner disk (roulette wheel) revolving in the opposite direction: the ball finally comes to rest in one of the red or black, numbered compartments into which this disk is divided, thus determining the winning bets.
Webster's New World
A small toothed wheel attached to a handle, for making rows of marks or dots, as in engraving, or incisions, as between postage stamps.
Webster's New World
A series of small, consecutive incisions made in the paper between the stamps in a sheet of stamps, to facilitate their separation.
Webster's New World

(countable, geometry) The locus of a point on a plane curve that rolls without slipping along another fixed plane curve.

  • line roulette
  • toothed wheel
To make marks, dots, or incisions in or on with a roulette.
Webster's New World

Origin of Roulette

  • French from Old French ruelete feminine diminutive of ruele diminutive of roue wheel from Latin rota ret- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French roulette, roulette, little wheel

    From Wiktionary

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