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rollout

[rohl-out] /ˈroʊlˌaʊt/
noun
1.
the first public showing of an aircraft.
2.
Informal. the introduction or inauguration of a new product or service, as by an advertising campaign, public announcement, or exhibition:
the most lavish rollout in soft-drink history.
3.
Football. an offensive maneuver in which the quarterback, having the option to run or pass, takes the ball from the center, moves back a distance toward his goal line, and then moves forward and toward a sideline.
Also, roll-out.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; noun use of verb phrase roll out
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British Dictionary definitions for roll-out

roll out

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to cause (pastry) to become flatter and thinner by pressure with a rolling pin
2.
to show (a new type of aircraft) to the public for the first time
3.
to launch (a new film, product, etc) in a series of stages over an area, each stage involving an increased number of outlets
noun
4.
a presentation to the public of a new aircraft, product, etc; a launch
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Word Origin and History for roll-out

rollout

n.

also roll-out, 1957, originally of airplanes, from verbal phrase, from roll (v.) + out (adv.). As a type of U.S. football play from 1959.

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