Pronunciation: (rung),[key] —v. pt. and pp. of ring2.
Pronunciation: (rung),[key] —n. 1. one of the crosspieces, usually rounded, forming the steps of a ladder.
2. a rounded or shaped piece fixed horizontally, for strengthening purposes, as between the legs of a chair.
3. a spoke of a wheel.
4. a stout stick, rod, or bar, esp. one of rounded section, forming a piece in something framed or constructed.
5. a stage in a scale, level in a hierarchy, etc.; degree: He rose a few rungs in the company.