Main definitions of roa in English

: roa1ROA2

roa1

(also roa-roa, roaroa)

noun

NZ
  • The great spotted kiwi, Apteryx haastii.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Maori roa, roaroa.

Pronunciation

roa

/ˈrəʊə/

Main definitions of roa in English

: roa1ROA2

ROA2

noun

historical
  • Russian Liberation Army, a force of Russians opposed to Stalin, organized to fight with the German Army in the latter stages of the Second World War.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Russian Review. From Russian ROA, initialism from Russkaja osvoboditel′naja armija the Russian Liberation Army.