Definition of Trundle

1. Noun. A low bed to be slid under a higher bed.

Exact synonyms: Truckle, Truckle Bed, Trundle Bed
Generic synonyms: Bed

2. Verb. Move heavily. "The streetcar trundled down the avenue"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

3. Noun. Small wheel or roller.
Generic synonyms: Roller, Wheel

Definition of Trundle

1. n. A round body; a little wheel.

2. v. t. To roll (a thing) on little wheels; as, to trundle a bed or a gun carriage.

3. v. i. To go or move on small wheels; as, a bed trundles under another.

Definition of Trundle

1. Noun. A low bed on wheels that can be rolled underneath another bed. ¹

2. Noun. A small wheel or roller. ¹

3. Noun. (Australia slang) The process of defecating (compare a liquid trundle). ¹

4. Verb. To wheel or roll, especially by pushing. ¹

5. Verb. To (cause to) roll slowly and heavily on wheels. ¹

6. Verb. Move heavily (on wheels). ¹

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Definition of Trundle

1. to propel by causing to rotate [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trundle

truncus corporis callosi
truncus costocervicalis
truncus fascicularis atrioventricularis
truncus inferior plexus brachialis
truncus jugularis
truncus linguofacialis
truncus lumbosacralis
truncus medius plexus brachialis
truncus pulmonalis
truncus subclavius
truncus superior plexus brachialis
truncus sympathicus
truncus thyrocervicalis
truncus vagalis
truncus vs. Transposition
trundle along
trundle bed
trundle beds
trundled along
trundles along

Literary usage of Trundle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1898)
"A trundle, :IH in fig. 201, has cylindrical pins called staves for teeth. The face of the teeth of a wheel suitable for driving it, in outside gearing, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Maryland by Richard Wordsworth Gill, Oliver Miller, Maryland Court of Appeals (1850)
"HEZEKIAH W. trundle, ( Seal. ) " On the back of which said note were the ... By cash on the within note, one hundred dollars.—7. M. W 40 v.4 trundle ..."

3. Practical Essays on Mill Work and Other Machinery by Robertson Buchanan, Thomas Tredgold, Robert Willis, James Nasmyth (1841)
"It may only be observed, that the staves of the trundle conduct the teeth of the wheel ... Consider the trundle at first as having infinitely small staves, ..."

4. The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women (1903)
"And how are you, trundle ? Thought as to-morrow's the Derby, I'd find you here. ... The wretched trundle went off into fits again and then said penitently ..."

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