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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Dutch
Origin: rooster 'frame for cooking things on, list', from roosten 'to roast'

roster

1 noun
     
ros‧ter1 [countable]
1 a list of the names of people on a sports team, in an organization etc
on a roster
The club has outstanding players on the roster.
roster of
The campaign has a roster of 500 volunteers.
2 a list that shows when each person in a group must do a particular job [= rota British English]
duty roster

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