The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scroll \Scroll\, n. [A dim. of OE. scroue, scrowe (whence E.
escrow), OF. escroe, escroue, F. ['e]crou entry in the jail
book, LL. scroa scroll, probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OD.
schroode a strip, shred, slip of paper, akin to E. shred. Cf.
1. A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a
roll; a schedule; a list.
The heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll.
Here is the scroll of every man's name. --Shak.
2. (Arch.) An ornament formed of undulations giving off
spirals or sprays, usually suggestive of plant form. Roman
architectural ornament is largely of some scroll pattern.
3. A mark or flourish added to a person's signature, intended
to represent a seal, and in some States allowed as a
substitute for a seal. [U.S.] --Burrill.
4. (Geom.) Same as Skew surface. See under Skew.
Linen scroll (Arch.) See under Linen.
Scroll chuck (Mach.), an adjustable chuck, applicable to a
lathe spindle, for centering and holding work, in which
the jaws are adjusted and tightened simultaneously by
turning a disk having in its face a spiral groove which is
entered by teeth on the backs of the jaws.
Scroll saw. See under Saw.