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Roulette   /rulˈɛt/   Listen
Roulette

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



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"Roulette" Quotes from Famous Books



... crowd, in a smaller salon, among whom the usual silent decorum of the play-table seemed held in but small respect, for every instant some burst of hearty laughter, or some open expression of joy or anger burst forth, by which I immediately perceived that they were the votaries of the roulette table, a game at which the strict propriety and etiquette ever maintained at rouge et noir, are never exacted. As I pressed nearer, to discover the cause of the mirth, which every moment seemed to augment, guess my surprise to ...
— The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete • Charles James Lever (1806-1872)

... entered a large room lighted by numerous gas-jets. In the centre of this apartment was a long table covered with green cloth. The room was crowded with persons busily engaged in gambling. Different games of chance are in vogue in the United States; but the favorite game of European gamblers, roulette, was not tolerated in the establishment we were then visiting. In almost all the States, games of chance, for money, no matter what its amount, are prohibited, and gambling houses, being considered as contrary to good morals, are forbidden. Gambling for money was not, therefore, ostensibly carried ...
— The Secrets Of The Great City • Edward Winslow Martin



Words linked to "Roulette" :   curved shape, line roulette, cycloid, wheel, roulette ball, epicycloid, game of chance, hypocycloid, gambling game, curve



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