\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
Etymology: from roll off, v.
1. : a tendency of an airplane especially at high speed to lower one wing
2. : a gradual decrease in efficiency of transmission in a sound recording system with a rise or lowering of the frequency range past a particular frequency
3. : a play-off match in bowling

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