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roll-on

[rohl-on, -awn] /ˈroʊlˌɒn, -ˌɔn/
adjective
1.
packaged in a tubelike container one end of which is equipped with a rotating ball that dispenses and spreads the liquid content directly.
noun
2.
a roll-on preparation:
spray deodorants and roll-ons.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; adj., noun use of verb phrase roll on
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  • My personal experience with roll-on luggage in remote places without roads is that you always can pay someone to carry it for you.
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British Dictionary definitions for roll-on

roll on

verb
1.
(Brit) used to express the wish that an eagerly anticipated event or date will come quickly: roll on Saturday
adjective
2.
(of a deodorant, lip gloss, etc) dispensed by means of a revolving ball fitted into the neck of the container
noun
3.
a woman's foundation garment, made of elasticized material and having no fastenings
4.
a liquid cosmetic, esp a deodorant, packed in a container having an applicator consisting of a revolving ball
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