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ROULETTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does roulette mean? 

ROULETTE (noun)
  The noun ROULETTE has 3 senses:

1. a line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure
2. a wheel with teeth for making a row of perforations
3. a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in

  Familiarity information: ROULETTE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROULETTE (noun)


Sense 1roulette [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

line roulette; roulette

Hypernyms ("roulette" is a kind of...):

curve; curved shape (the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "roulette"):

cycloid (a line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line)

epicycloid (a line generated by a point on a circle rolling around another circle)

hypocycloid (a line generated by a point on a circle that rolls around inside another circle)


Sense 2roulette [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A wheel with teeth for making a row of perforations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

toothed wheel; roulette

Hypernyms ("roulette" is a kind of...):

wheel (a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines))


Sense 3roulette [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("roulette" is a kind of...):

gambling game; game of chance (a game that involves gambling)


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