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[ruhn-dl] /ˈrʌn dl/
a rung of a ladder.
a wheel or similar rotating object.
Origin of rundle
1275-1325; Middle English; variant of roundel Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Miss rundle saw me, and asked me if I was going to write to her.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
  • In his absence, Major-General rundle, chief of staff, usually acted.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • rundle, who was at Merawi when the Jaalin messenger found him, lost no time.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • General rundle was then sent up the river to Parsons' assistance.

  • For this purpose rundle formed a long line which should serve as a cordon.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • That youth working on old rundle's farm is going to be pret-ty good.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • I was speaking of you today to General rundle, who is in command.

  • They then proceeded by way of rundle Street to the quarters assigned them at the police barracks.

  • The wheel has sixty teeth, since it is necessary that the rundle drum should revolve twice while the toothed wheel revolves once.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • The old lady summoned her little deaf and dumb girl, and signing to her, in two minutes Miss rundle made her appearance.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for rundle


a rung of a ladder
a wheel, esp of a wheelbarrow
Word Origin
C14: variant of roundel
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