Meaning of rung

rung

Pronunciation: (rung), [key]
  1. pt. and pp. of.

rung

Pronunciation: (rung), [key]
— n.
  1. one of the crosspieces, usually rounded, forming the steps of a ladder.
  2. a rounded or shaped piece fixed horizontally, for strengthening purposes, as between the legs of a chair.
  3. a spoke of a wheel.
  4. a stout stick, rod, or bar, esp. one of rounded section, forming a piece in something framed or constructed.
  5. a stage in a scale, level in a hierarchy, etc.; degree: He rose a few rungs in the company.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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