from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of rolling pin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cylindrical piece of wood or other material, with which paste or dough may be rolled out and reduced to a proper thickness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cylindrical piece of wood, marble, or copper, having a projecting handle at each end, with which dough, paste, confectioners' sugar, etc., are molded and reduced to a proper thickness.
  • n. A wooden implement used by potters for rolling out thin sheets of clay for making pie-plates. It is often made in two parts, the handles being attached to the ends of a wooden rod which passes through the hollow body of the roller.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. utensil consisting of a cylinder (usually of wood) with a handle at each end; used to roll out dough


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  • She was a short, round-faced stout woman of forty-seven with rolling-pin arms and thick-fingered hands.


  • I could hear her go at the chunk of dough with the rolling-pin, thinking rather the dough than the backs of my legs.

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  • Ever since the recent BBC television hit The Great British Bake Off there's a clue in the title, guys, revealed that it takes virtually one's yearly consumption of butter and a week of rolling-pin action to make a tiny scrap of breakfast that isn't even a bacon sandwich, the charm of these overrated buns has been lost on me.

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  • When I began experimenting with it, I used all of my rolling-pin prowess to roll the fondant paper thin.

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  • Showing a clip of Cramer using a rolling-pin on a piecrust he was making with Martha Stewart on her TV show, the Stewart said, "Don't you destroy enough dough on your own show?"

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  • And at the company's Fryeburg plant, once among the world's biggest rolling-pin producers, former general manager James Mains and dozens of co-workers got standard state benefits -- until they fought the government and got the more generous benefits, too.

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  • When ready take a small portion on a fork or spoon, and rapidly throw it to and fro over a slightly oiled rolling-pin; continue until sufficient threads of sugar are obtained.

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  • Instead of her usual photo, we're treated to a shot of her antique rolling-pin collection.

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  • Then separate the dough into small portions and roll each on a flat surface using a rolling-pin into a round-shaped paratha.

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  • Back at the hideout, Strack and the boys realize that if Batman were married, he'd be too busy cleaning rain-gutters, picking out china patterns and being chased with a rolling-pin to fight crime.

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