roll-on, roll-off


roll-on, roll-off
roll-on, roll-off UK US adjective [before noun] (UK TRANSPORT
used to describe a ship built so that vehicles can drive directly on and off: »

He runs a major car and roll-on, roll-off shipping and logistics company.

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a roll-on, roll-off ferry


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Roll-on/roll-off — (RORO or ro ro) ships are ferries designed to carry wheeled cargo such as automobiles, trucks, semi trailer trucks, trailers or railroad cars. This is in contrast to lo lo (lift on lift off) vessels which use a crane to load and unload cargo.RORO …   Wikipedia

  • roll on-roll off — ● roll on roll off nom masculin invariable (anglais roll on roll off, rouler dedans, rouler dehors) Synonyme de manutention par roulage. ● roll on roll off (synonymes) nom masculin invariable (anglais roll on roll off, rouler dedans, rouler… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • roll-on roll-off — ˌroll on ˈroll off abbreviation RORO adjective roll on roll off ferry/​ship/​vessel etc TRANSPORT a ship that vehicles can drive straight on and off …   Financial and business terms

  • roll-on roll-off — adj [only before noun] BrE a roll on roll off ship is one that vehicles can drive straight on and off ▪ a roll on roll off car ferry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • roll-on roll-off — loc.s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS mar. nave da carico attrezzata con rampe e montacarichi che consentono ad autovetture, camion, ecc. di accedere direttamente alla stiva e di sbarcare velocemente {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX. ETIMO:… …   Dizionario italiano

  • roll-on roll-off — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ referring to a ferry in which vehicles are driven directly on at the start of the voyage and driven off at the end of it …   English terms dictionary

  • roll-on-roll-off — «ROHL ON ROHL F; N ; OF», adjective. carrying loaded trucks, trailers, or other vehicles that enter and leave under their own power for quick loading and unloading …   Useful english dictionary

  • roll-on roll-off — noun a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination • Topics: ↑train, ↑railroad train, ↑airplane, ↑aeroplane, ↑plane • Hypernyms: ↑conveyance, ↑trans …   Useful english dictionary

  • roll-on roll-off — ADJ: ADJ n A roll on roll off ship is designed so that cars and lorries can drive on at one end before the ship sails, and then drive off at the other end after the journey. [BRIT] ...roll on roll off ferries …   English dictionary

  • roll-on roll-off — adjective (only before noun) BrE a roll on roll off ship is one that vehicles can drive straight on and off: a roll on roll off car ferry …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English