rolls-royce

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Rolls-Royce (ˌrəʊlzˈrɔɪs)
 
n
1.  Also called (informal): Rolls a make of very high-quality, luxurious, and prestigious British car. The Rolls-Royce company is no longer British-owned
2.  anything considered to be the very best of its kind
 
[named after its designers, Charles Stewart Rolls (1877--1910), English pioneer motorist and aviator, and Sir (Frederick) Henry Royce (1863--1933), English engineer, who founded the Rolls-Royce Company (1906)]

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Rolls-Royce
registered 1908 as trademark, named for designers C.S. Rolls (1877-1910) and Sir Henry Royce (1863-1933). Extended 1916 to any product of high quality. Shortened form Rolls first attested 1928.
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