rouleau [roo-loh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural rou·leaux, rou·leaus [roo-lohz] /ruˈloʊz/.
- a roll or strip of something, as trimming on a hat brim.
- a stack or roll of coins put up in cylindrical form in a paper wrapping.
Origin of rouleau 1685–95; French; Middle French rolel, diminutive of role roll Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for rouleau Contemporary Examples of rouleau
One purported ISIS fighter from Canada praised Rouleau and encouraged others to follow suit with violence.
October 22, 2014
Historical Examples of rouleau
A rouleau of louis escaped at the instant, and fell about the table.
Charles James Lever
I have no rouleau,” said the Squire; “but I’ll fly a cheque on Meiklewham.
Sir Walter Scott
There was a little more in the rouleau than had been bargained for.
I put the rouleau on my dressing-table, sat on my bed and began to take off my boots.
H. G. Wells
Rouleau took from his pocket a roll of bills and counted them.
British Dictionary definitions for rouleau rouleau noun plural -leaux (-ləʊ, -ləʊz) or -leaus
- a roll of paper containing coins
- (often plural) a roll of ribbon
Word Origin for rouleau C17: from French, from role roll Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012