dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


3 definitions found
 for Rowel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rowel \Row"el\, n. [OF. roele, rouele, properly, a little wheel,
     F. rouelle collop, slice, LL. rotella a little wheel, dim. of
     L. rota a wheel. See Roll, and cf. Rota.]
     1. The little wheel of a spur, with sharp points.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              With sounding whip, and rowels dyed in blood.
                                                    --Cowper.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A little flat ring or wheel on horses' bits.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The iron rowels into frothy foam he bit. --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Far.) A roll of hair, silk, etc., passed through the
        flesh of horses, answering to a seton in human surgery.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rowel \Row"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roweledor Rowelled; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Roweling or Rowelling.] (Far.)
     To insert a rowel, or roll of hair or silk, into (as the
     flesh of a horse). --Mortimer.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rowel
      n 1: a small spiked wheel at the end of a spur

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229