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The most famous of Charlemagne's paladins, hero of the "Chanson de Roland" (12th century). He is said to have become a friend of Oliver, another paladin, after engaging him in single combat in which neither won. Roland was killed at the Battle of Roncesvalles.
a Roland for an Oliver
archaic An effective or adequate retort or response.‘he had given Mrs Carr a Roland for her Oliver’revenge, vengeance, reprisal, retribution, requital, recrimination, an eye for an eye, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, getting even, redress, repayment, paybackView synonyms
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