Definition of roll-top in English:

roll-top

adjective

  • 1Having a top with a rolled or curled shape.

  • 2Especially of a writing desk, bureau, etc.: having a sliding top or cover, especially one made of parallel slats fastened to a flexible backing.

noun

  • 1A roll-top desk.

  • 2The top or cover of a roll-top desk, especially one made of parallel slats fastened to a flexible backing.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Hartford (Connecticut) Daily Courant. Partly from roll + top, and partly from roll + top.

Pronunciation

roll-top

/ˌrəʊltɒp/