Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the disks forming the ends of a lantern wheel or pinion.
  • n. The drumhead of a capstan, especially the drumhead of the lower of two capstans on the same axis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the disks forming the ends of a lantern wheel or pinion.
  • n. The drumhead of a capstan; especially, the drumhead of the lower of two capstans on the sane axis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wheel that turns a millstone.
  • n. Naut, the drumhead of the lower member of a double capstan.
  • n. One of the end disks of a trundle-wheel.

Etymologies

trundle +‎ head (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It consists of a perpendicular shaft, to the lower end of which an horizontal wheel of about four or five feet diameter is attached, the upper end passes through the bedstone and carries the runner after the manner of a trundlehead.

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