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Meaning of ROACH

Pronunciation:  rowch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  European freshwater food fish having a greenish back
  2. [n]  any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
  3. [n]  the butt of a marijuana cigarette

ROACH is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: cockroach, Rutilus rutilus
 See Also: American cockroach, Asiatic cockroach, Australian cockroach, blackbeetle, Blatta orientalis, Blattaria, Blattella germanica, Blattodea, butt, Croton bug, crotonbug, cyprinid, cyprinid fish, dictyopterous insect, genus Rutilus, German cockroach, giant cockroach, oriental cockroach, oriental roach, Periplaneta americana, Periplaneta australasiae, Rutilus, stub, suborder Blattaria, suborder Blattodea, water bug



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Roach\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    A cockroach.
  2. \Roach\, n. [OE. rroche; cf. AS. reohha, D. rog, roch, G.
    roche, LG. ruche, Dan. rokke ray, Sw. rocka, and E. ray a
    1. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A European fresh-water fish of the Carp family
           ({Leuciscus rutilus}). It is silver-white, with a
           greenish back.
       (b) An American chub ({Semotilus bullaris}); the fallfish.
       (c) The redfin, or shiner.
    2. (Naut.) A convex curve or arch cut in the edge of a sail
       to prevent chafing, or to secure a better fit.
    {As sound as a roach} [roach perhaps being a corruption of a
       F. roche a rock], perfectly sound.
  3. \Roach\, v. t.
    1. To cause to arch.
    2. To cut off, as a horse's mane, so that the part left shall
       stand upright.
Computing Dictionary

A bell labs term meaning destroy, especially of a data structure. Hardware gets toasted or fried, software gets roached.

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