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row·el

 (rou′əl)
n.
A sharp-toothed wheel inserted into the end of the shank of a spur.

[Middle English, from Old French roelle, diminutive of roue, wheel, from Latin rota; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

row′el v.

rowel

(ˈraʊəl)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a small spiked wheel attached to a spur
2. (Veterinary Science) 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
vb (tr) , -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to goad (a horse) using a rowel
4. (Veterinary Science) vet science obsolete to insert a rowel in (the skin of a horse) to allow drainage
[C14: from Old French roel a little wheel, from roe a wheel, from Latin rota]

row•el

(ˈraʊ əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. a small wheel with radiating points, forming the extremity of a spur.
v.t.
2. to prick or urge with a rowel.
3. to goad or prod.
[1350–1400; Middle English rowelle < Old French röelle < Latin rot(a) wheel]

rowel


Past participle: rowelled
Gerund: rowelling

Imperative
rowel
rowel
Present
I rowel
you rowel
he/she/it rowels
we rowel
you rowel
they rowel
Preterite
I rowelled
you rowelled
he/she/it rowelled
we rowelled
you rowelled
they rowelled
Present Continuous
I am rowelling
you are rowelling
he/she/it is rowelling
we are rowelling
you are rowelling
they are rowelling
Present Perfect
I have rowelled
you have rowelled
he/she/it has rowelled
we have rowelled
you have rowelled
they have rowelled
Past Continuous
I was rowelling
you were rowelling
he/she/it was rowelling
we were rowelling
you were rowelling
they were rowelling
Past Perfect
I had rowelled
you had rowelled
he/she/it had rowelled
we had rowelled
you had rowelled
they had rowelled
Future
I will rowel
you will rowel
he/she/it will rowel
we will rowel
you will rowel
they will rowel
Future Perfect
I will have rowelled
you will have rowelled
he/she/it will have rowelled
we will have rowelled
you will have rowelled
they will have rowelled
Future Continuous
I will be rowelling
you will be rowelling
he/she/it will be rowelling
we will be rowelling
you will be rowelling
they will be rowelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rowelling
you have been rowelling
he/she/it has been rowelling
we have been rowelling
you have been rowelling
they have been rowelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rowelling
you will have been rowelling
he/she/it will have been rowelling
we will have been rowelling
you will have been rowelling
they will have been rowelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rowelling
you had been rowelling
he/she/it had been rowelling
we had been rowelling
you had been rowelling
they had been rowelling
Conditional
I would rowel
you would rowel
he/she/it would rowel
we would rowel
you would rowel
they would rowel
Past Conditional
I would have rowelled
you would have rowelled
he/she/it would have rowelled
we would have rowelled
you would have rowelled
they would have rowelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rowel - a small spiked wheel at the end of a spurrowel - a small spiked wheel at the end of a spur
gad, spur - a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)