Meaning of rowel
Pronunciation: (rou'ul), [key]
— n., v., -eled, -el•ing -elled, -el•ling.
- a small wheel with radiating points, forming the extremity of a spur. See illus. under.
- a piece of leather or the like inserted beneath the skin of a horse or other animal to promote drainage of an infection.
- to prick or urge with a rowel.
- to insert a rowel in.
- rowel (Thesaurus)