Definition of rung
- past participle of ring
He was on the bottom rung on the corporate ladder.
the top rung of society
the lowest rung of the pay scale
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: a piece of wood or metal that is placed between the legs of a chair for support
: one of the pieces of wood or metal that is used as a step on a ladder
: a position or level within a group, organization, etc., that is higher or lower than others
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