rundle

noun
run·dle | \ˈrən-dᵊl \

Definition of rundle 

1 : a step of a ladder : rung

2 : the drum of a windlass or capstan

First Known Use of rundle

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rundle

Middle English roundel circle — more at roundel

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Dictionary Entries near rundle

rundale

run deep

Rundi

rundle

rundlet

rundown

run-down

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