from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of ornament or ornamental design which can be shown to be due originally to the nature of the material and the method of working it, or to technique. The forms and patterns originating in a certain technique may then be further modified or copied in other material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
A skeuomorph is a design feature copied from a similar artifact in another material.
The word "pre-roll" is what the magazine New Scientist called a "linguistic skeuomorph."
A number of people pointed out that this is an example of a skeuomorph, "a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues to a structure that was necessary in the original."