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 for Roulette
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roulette \Rou*lette"\, v. t.
     To make short incisions in with a roulette; to separate by
     incisions made with a roulette; as, to roulette a sheet of
     postage stamps.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roulette \Rou*lette"\, n. [F., properly, a little wheel or ball.
     See Rouleau, Roll.]
     1. A game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move
        round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red
        and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the
        result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Fine Arts)
        (a) A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a
            plate in order to order to produce rows of dots.
        (b) A similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a
            plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Geom.) the curve traced by any point in the plane of a
        given curve when the latter rolls, without sliding, over
        another fixed curve. See Cycloid, and Epycycloid.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. A small toothed wheel used to make short incisions in
        paper, as a sheet of postage stamps to facilitate their
        separation.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  roulette
      n 1: a line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a
           second figure [syn: roulette, line roulette]
      2: a wheel with teeth for making a row of perforations [syn:
         roulette, toothed wheel]
      3: a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of
         a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "roulette":
     bingo, card games, chuck and toss, chuck farthing, chuck-a-luck,
     crack-loo, crap game, crap shooting, craps, fan-tan, hazard,
     horse racing, keno, lotto, pinball, pitch and toss, policy,
     rouge et noir, shell game, sweepstake, sweepstakes, the numbers,
     the numbers game, trente-et-quarante
  
  

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