Definition of rowel in English:
A spiked revolving disc at the end of a spur.
- Through the fifteenth century rowels became smaller and spur necks became longer.
- This is very nice cavalry spur: it still has the rowel on the back, which is sharp & functional.
- Spillers customers can choose from more than 30 spur designs and rowels.
verb (rowels, rowelling, rowelled; US rowels, roweling, roweled)[with object] Back to top
Use a rowel to urge on (a horse): he rowelled his horse on as fast as he could
More example sentences
- Bates roweled his horse and disappeared down the street in a dead run.
- In order to compel greater obedience, riders attach a small spiked wheel at the end of the spur called a rowel which digs into the animal's undersides causing excruciating pain and bloody gashes from being rowelled too hard.
Definition of rowel in:
- US English dictionary
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