run·​dle ˈrən-dᵊl How to pronounce rundle (audio)
: a step of a ladder : rung
: the drum of a windlass or capstan

Examples of rundle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each day during a season, players are paired off against another member of their rundle, round-robin-style. Eliza Brooke, The New Yorker, 17 May 2021

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Word History


Middle English roundel circle — more at roundel

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rundle was in 1565

Dictionary Entries Near rundle

Cite this Entry

“Rundle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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