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rowel

[ rou-uhl ]
/ 藞ra蕣 蓹l /
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noun
a small wheel with radiating points, forming the extremity of a spur.
Veterinary Medicine. a piece of leather or the like inserted beneath the skin of a horse or other animal to promote drainage of an infection.
verb (used with object), row路eled, row路el路ing or (especially British) row路elled, row路el路ling.
to prick or urge with a rowel.
Veterinary Medicine. to insert a rowel in.
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Origin of rowel

1350鈥1400; Middle English rowelle<Middle French ruelle,Old French roel<Late Latin rotella, equivalent to Latin rot(a) wheel + -ella-elle

OTHER WORDS FROM rowel

un路row路eled; especially British un路row路elled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rowel

rowel
/ (藞ra蕣蓹l) /

noun
a small spiked wheel attached to a spur
vet science obsolete a piece of leather or other material inserted under the skin of a horse to act as a seton and allow drainage
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)
to goad (a horse) using a rowel
vet science obsolete to insert a rowel in (the skin of a horse) to allow drainage

Word Origin for rowel

C14: from Old French roel a little wheel, from roe a wheel, from Latin rota
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