verb (used with object), row·eled, row·el·ing or (especially British) row·elled, row·el·ling.
Origin of rowel
Examples from the Web for roweling
Roweling deep, he raced with Death to bring a woman's solace to a dying man.Trusia|Davis Brinton
The old schooner scrunched her way past the Olenia, roweling the yacht's glossy paint and smearing her with tar and slime.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
Far to the west a faint report was heard and Pete knew that Skinny was roweling the lathered sides of his straining horse.Hopalong Cassidy|Clarence E. Mulford
Anger burned high in him, and like the bully he was he took it out of his good horse by roweling its sides savagely.Oh, You Tex!|William Macleod Raine
Roweling his horse, Pedro climbed the slope toward Mountain Rancheria.When the Owl Cries|Paul Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for roweling
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)
Word Origin for rowel
Word Origin and History for roweling
"pointed wheel on a spur," mid-14c., from Old French roelle, roel (Modern French rouelle), "small wheel" (see roulette).