Row"el (?), n. [OF. roele, rouele, properly, a little wheel, F. rouelle collop, slice, LL. rotella a little wheel, dim. of L. rota a wheel. See Roll, and cf. Rota.]

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.

 

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Row"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roweled (?) or Rowelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Roweling or Rowelling.] Far.

To insert a rowel, or roll of hair or silk, into (as the flesh of a horse).

Mortimer.

 

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