Middle English Dictionary Entry

rǒuel n.(2)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) A small wheel with radial points forming the extremity of a spur, a rowel; riden on ~, to ride spurring; (b) a small wheel; a circular frame; also, the representation of a wheel or disk; ~ bord, ?a paddle of a millwheel; ?timber for making a millwheel; (c) the rim of a wheel; (d) a circular slice; a circular block of wood; a circular formation of troops; (e) the flat end of a pig's snout; (f) a wheel-shaped chandelier; ~ candel, ?a candle used for such a chandelier; ?a twisted candle; (g) a shield; (h) anat. the kneecap, patella; ~ of the kne (of the poplitis) [the latter combined with Latin poples, 'knee']; (i) anat. the rounded head of a bone; (j) in surname.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Med., etc. (sense (i)), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. rowel.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Med., etc. (sense (h)), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. rowel of the knee.