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rowel

1rowel

noun row·el \ˈra(-ə)l\

Definition of ROWEL

:  a revolving disk with sharp marginal points at the end of a spur

Origin of ROWEL

Middle English rowelle, from Anglo-French roele small wheel — more at roulette
First Known Use: 15th century

2rowel

verb
roweled or rowelledrowel·ing or rowel·ling

Definition of ROWEL

transitive verb
1
:  to goad with or as if with a rowel
2
:  vex, trouble

First Known Use of ROWEL

1580

Rhymes with ROWEL

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