Definition of "rowel" [row•el]

  • (noun) A sharp-toothed wheel inserted into the end of the shank of a spur.

Use "rowel" in a sentence

  • "They are of blue steel inlaid with strips of silver, and the rowel is a sort of cogged wheel, from an inch and a half to three inches in diameter."
  • "We all know about her rowel in the White House Administration with Rahm Emanuel, well she seems to be spreading the wealth around."
  • "Carry the youth to the presence, and I will remain here, with bridle in hand, ready to strike the spurs up to the rowel-heads, in case the hawk flies my way. —"

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