Roller coaster

Definition of Roller coaster

1.An amusement railroad of varying design in which open cars coast by gravity over a long winding track in a closed circuit, with steep pitches and ascents, and in some cases loops in which the cars are briefly upside-down; typically, the cars are pulled by a chain device to the top of the first peak, after which gravity and momentum provide the only propulsive forces. In some cases, the cars are suspended from a monorail rather than resting on a track, and such cars may be made to swing outward at an angle near to the horizontal. It is a popular amusement at many amusement parks, but is sufficiently frightening to some people that they refuse to ride in one.

Related Words

Sturm und Drang, turbulence, upheaval
Word:

Browse

Roint
Roist
Roister
Roisterer
Roisterly
Rokambole
Roke
Rokeage
Rokelay
Roky
Role
Roll
Roll call
Roll latten
Roll train
Rollable
Roller
Roller bearing
Roller blade
Roller bolt
-Roller coaster-
Roller gin
Roller mill
Roller skate
Roller table
rollers
Rollerskate
Rolley
Rollic
Rolliche
Rolling
Rolling bridge
Rolling circle of a paddle wheel
Rolling fire
Rolling friction
Rolling mill
Rolling press
Rolling stock
Rolling tackle
Rolling-pin
Rolls of court
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy