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rowel

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noun row·el \ˈrau̇(-ə)l\

Definition of rowel

  1. :  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


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rowel

verb row·el

Definition of rowel

roweled or rowelledrowel·ing or rowel·ling

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to goad with or as if with a rowel

  3. 2 :  vex, trouble



1580

First Known Use of rowel

1580

Rhymes with rowel


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