American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small wheel or roller.
- n. The motion or noise of rolling.
- n. A trundle bed.
- n. A low-wheeled cart; a dolly.
- v. To push or propel on wheels or rollers: "I doubt if Emerson could trundle a wheelbarrow through the streets” ( Henry David Thoreau).
- v. To spin; twirl.
- v. To move along by or as if by rolling or spinning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In cricket, to bowl.
- n. A wheel small in diameter, but broad and massive so as to be adapted to support a heavy weight, as the wheel of a caster.
- n. A small wheel or pinion having its teeth formed of cylinders or spindles: same as lantern-wheel.
- n. One of the spindles of such a wheel.
- n. A small carriage with low wheels; a truck.
- n. A trundle-bed.
- n. In heraldry, a quill of thread for embroiderers, usually represented as a spool or reel, and the thread as of gold.
- To roll, as something on low wheels or casters; move or bowl along, as a round body; hence, to move with a rolling gait.
- To revolve; twirl.
- To roll, or cause to roll, as a circular or spherical thing or as something on casters or low wheels: as, to trundle a hoop; to trundle a wheelbarrow; hence, to cause to move off with a rolling gait or pace.
- To cause to revolve; twirl: as, to trundle a mop.
- n. A low bed on wheels that can be rolled underneath another bed.
- n. A small wheel or roller.
- n. this sense?)(Australia, slang) The process of defecating (compare a liquid trundle).
- v. transitive To wheel or roll, especially by pushing.
- v. transitive To (cause to) roll slowly and heavily on wheels.
- v. intransitive Move heavily (on wheels).
- v. transitive To move (physically).
- v. intransitive To move, often heavily or clumsily.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A round body; a little wheel.
- n. A lind of low-wheeled cart; a truck.
- n. A motion as of something moving upon little wheels or rollers; a rolling motion.
- n. A lantern wheel. See under Lantern.
- n. One of the bars of a lantern wheel.
- v. To roll (a thing) on little wheels.
- v. To cause to roll or revolve; to roll along.
- v. To go or move on small wheels.
- v. To roll, or go by revolving, as a hoop.
- n. a low bed to be slid under a higher bed
- n. small wheel or roller
- v. move heavily
- From a variation of trendle, trindle. More at trindle. (Wiktionary)
- Variant of dialectal trendle, wheel, from Middle English, from Old English trendel, circle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Truckle is from truckle in truckle bed a low bed on wheels that may be pushed under another bed; also called a trundle bed, in reference to the fact that the truckle bed on which the pupil slept was rolled under the large bed of the master.”
“Back in slavery time I recall the trundle bed that we children slept on.”
“Stretched upon a low child's bed, of the sort called trundle-bed in those days, which could be wheeled under the high-legged bed of the parents, lay the bridegroom, in his wedding-dress and gaitered shoes, with his steeple-crowned hat upon the faded calico quilt beside him, and his face as red as burning fever could make it.”
“[6.2] A trundle is a low bed, often on wheels, meant to be stored under a higher bed when not in use.”
“It is a small, harp-shaped instrument on legs, exceedingly coarse and clumsy in its construction, -- the case rough and unpolished, the legs like those of a kitchen table, with wooden castors such as were formerly used in the construction of cheap bedsteads of the "trundle" variety.”
“Us kids' slept under this bed on a 'trundle' bed so that at night my mother could just reach down and look after any one of us if we were sick or anything.”
“When we pull into the Wardman Park Marriott in Woodley Park, I scramble off first and watch the passengers trundle down the steps.”
“But he certainly recognizes the danger to the world if America abdicates its military and economic leadership role, à la the Obama doctrine, as we trundle down the path we helped the European's lay.”
“Once little steam engines used to trundle up and down the waterfront, depositing cargo for the freighters that lined our shores down to India Basin.”
“And then, even as you are finally allowed to trundle your way back to steerage, your progress is impeded as the flight attendants hustle through the front of the plane to serve drinks even before take-off.”
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