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Webster 1913 Edition


Rundle

Run′dle

,
Noun.
[E.
round
. Cf.
Rondle
.]
1.
A round; a step of a ladder; a rung.
Duppa.
2.
A ball.
[Obs.]
Holland.
3.
Something which rotates about an axis, as a wheel, or the drum of a capstan.
“An axis or cylinder having a rundle about it.”
Bp. Wilkins.
4.
(Mach.)
One of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rundle

RUND'LE

,
Noun.
[from round.]
1.
A round; a step of a ladder.
2.
Something put round an axis; a peritrochium; as a cylinder with a rundle about it.

Definition 2022


rundle

rundle

English

Noun

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.