noun Etymology: Middle English roundel circle — more at roundel Date: 1565 1. a step of a ladder ; rung 2. the drum of a windlass or capstan

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  • rundle — run•dle [[t]ˈrʌn dl[/t]] n. 1) bui a rung of a ladder 2) a wheel or similar rotating object • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME; var. of roundel …   From formal English to slang

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