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[ros-ter] /ˈrɒs tər/
noun
1.
a list of persons or groups, as of military personnel or units with their turns or periods of duty.
2.
any list, roll, or register:
a roster of famous scientists; a roster of coming events.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Dutch rooster list, roster, literally, gridiron, in reference to the ruled paper used, equivalent to roost(en) to roast + -er -er1
Synonyms
1, 2. listing, slate, panel, record.
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British Dictionary definitions for rosters

roster1

/ˈrɒstə/
noun
1.
a list or register, esp one showing the order of people enrolled for duty
2.
(marketing) the list of advertising agencies regularly used by a particular company
verb
3.
(transitive) to place on a roster
Word Origin
C18: from Dutch rooster grating or list (the lined paper looking like a grid)

roster2

/ˈrɒstə/
noun
1.
(Northern English, dialect) a rascal
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Word Origin and History for rosters

roster

n.

1727, from Dutch rooster "table, list," originally "gridiron," from Middle Dutch roosten "to roast" (see roast (v.)). So called from the grid of lines drawn on a paper to make a list.

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