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See also: Rundle



From round. Compare rondle, roundel.


rundle (plural rundles)

  1. (obsolete) A round; a step of a ladder; a rung.
    • Brian Duppa
      [] that mysterious ladder, whose foot being upon the earth, the top of it reached unto heaven, seen by Jacob in a vision, with angels ascending and descending on the rundles of it []
  2. (obsolete) A ball.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) Something that rotates about an axis, such as a wheel or the drum of a capstan.
    • Bishop Wilkins
      an axis or cylinder having a rundle about it
  4. (engineering, obsolete) One of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for rundle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)