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rung1 / ng/ • n. 1. a horizontal support on a ladder for a person's foot. ∎ fig. a level in a hierarchical structure, esp. a class or career structure: we must ensure that the unskilled do not get trapped on the bottom rung.2. a strengthening crosspiece in the structure of a chair.DERIVATIVES: runged adj.rung·less adj.rung2 • past participle of ring2 .

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