Rugby. a town of Warwickshire, pleasantly situated on the Avon, 15 miles NE. of Warwick. It is an important railway junction, and has a line station; but it is chiefly known for its public school. founded by Lawrence Sheriff in 1567, which has a great reputation and has an endowment of £5,000 a year, and is housed in handsome bnildings. The modern renown of the school is owing to Dr, Arnold and his worthy successors--Archbishop Tait, Dr. Jex Blake, and others-and to the prestige brought, to it by Dean Stanley, Thomas Hughes, and other old Rugbeians.