Rowel

Definition of Rowel

Row´el
n.1.The little wheel of a spur, with sharp points.
With sounding whip, and rowels dyed in blood.
- Cowper.
2.A little flat ring or wheel on horses' bits.
The iron rowels into frothy foam he bit.
- Spenser.
3.(Far.) A roll of hair, silk, etc., passed through the flesh of horses, answering to a seton in human surgery.
v. t.1.(Far.) To insert a rowel, or roll of hair or silk, into (as the flesh of a horse).
[imp. & p. p. Roweled or Rowelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Roweling or Rowelling.]

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gad, spur, wheel
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