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rolling pin

a cylinder of wood or other material, usually with a short handle at each end, for rolling out dough.
Origin of rolling pin
1490-1500 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for rolling pin
  • Knead the dough with your hands for a few minutes, then use a rolling pin to roll it out on a wax paper-covered surface.
  • On a table, roll the dough with a rolling pin until obtaining desired thickness.
  • Fold over the dough towards the center to cover, rolling smooth with a rolling pin to seal the top.
  • Use a rolling pin or a meat mallet to crush the cookies into small crumbs.
  • Beginning at one edge, press the rolling pin down onto the dough to flatten it, moving it across the dough in increments.
  • Make your own confectioner's sugar with a food grinder or a rolling pin.
  • Run a rolling pin over the pastry to press the sugar into the dough and help it adhere.
  • Carefully transfer round to an ungreased baking sheet by rolling pastry around rolling pin and then unrolling onto baking sheet.
  • Roll out brittle as thin as possible with a rolling pin.
  • Run rolling pin over top edge to cut off excess dough, then press side to make dough come up slightly above edge of pan.
British Dictionary definitions for rolling pin

rolling pin

a cylinder with handles at both ends, often of wood, used for rolling dough, pastry, etc, out flat
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