Rung Rung, n. [OE. ronge, AS. hrung, a staff, rod, pole; akin to G. runge a short, thick piece of iron or wood, OD. ronghe a prop, support, Icel. r["o]ng a rib in a ship, Goth. Hrugga a staff.] 1. (Shipbuilding) A floor timber in a ship. [1913 Webster]

2. One of the rounds of a ladder. [1913 Webster]

3. One of the stakes of a cart; a spar; a heavy staff. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mach.) One of the radial handles projecting from the rim of a steering wheel; also, one of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(of a ladder)

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