Pronunciation: (skrōl), [key]
1. a roll of parchment, paper, copper, or other material, esp. one with writing on it: a scroll containing the entire Old Testament.
2. something, esp. an ornament, resembling a partly unrolled sheet of paper or having a spiral or coiled form.
3. a list, roll, roster, or schedule.
4. (in Japanese and Chinese art) a painting or text on silk or paper that is either displayed on a wall (hanging scroll) or held by the viewer (hand scroll) and is rolled up when not in use. Cf. kakemono, makimono.
5. the curved head of a violin or other bowed instrument.
6. a note, message, or other piece of writing.
1. to cut into a curved form with a narrow-bladed saw.
2. Computers.to move (text) up, down, or across a display screen, with new text appearing on the screen as old text disappears.
Computers.to move text vertically or horizontally on a display screen in searching for a particular section, line, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.