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ros·ter / ˈrästər; ˈrô-/ • n. a list or plan showing turns of duty or leave for individuals or groups in an organization: next week's duty roster. ∎  a list of members of a team or organization, in particular of athletes available for team selection.

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roster list or plan exhibiting an order of rotation. XVIII. — Du. rooster (i) grating, gridiron, (ii) table, list (from the appearance of a paper ruled with parallel lines), f. roosten ROAST; see -ER1.

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Roster

Roster

a roll or list.

Examples : roster of diplomats, 1892; of duties; of honours.

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