Origin of rowel
OTHER WORDS FROM rowelun·row·eled; especially British un·row·elled, adjective
Words nearby rowel
How to use rowel in a sentence
The rowel is one and a half or two inches in diameter, and the points are about twenty-five or thirty inches long.
The spurs were also richly gilded, the shank and rowel representing the thistle, and were the gift of the drummer-boys.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume II (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
In an abandon he leaned far forward over his saddle, the rowel of his spur dug viciously into his horse's flank.Where the Trail Divides|Will Lillibridge
At the heel of one of his moccasins was buckled a huge iron spur, with a rowel five or six inches in diameter.The Oregon Trail|Francis Parkman, Jr.
But he sprang to the right, when the rowel went into his flank, carrying with it the assurance that the game was up.A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed.|William Chauncey Bartlett