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Definitions and Synonyms of roller coaster | Another word for roller coaster | What is roller coaster?

Definition 1: elevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for roller coaster in the sense of this definition

(roller coaster is a kind of ...) a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level

(roller coaster is a kind of ...) a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

(... is a kind of roller coaster ) a roller coaster that goes up 200 feet or higher and can catapult riders from 0 to 70 mph in 4 seconds by motors originally designed to launch rockets

Definition 2: anything characterized by abrupt and extreme changes (especially up and down) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where roller coaster or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the economy has been on a roller coaster all year

(roller coaster is a kind of ...) a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

"the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

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