Definition of Truckle

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

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

2. Verb. Yield to out of weakness.
Generic synonyms: Relent, Soften, Yield
Derivative terms: Truckler

3. Verb. Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering. "Sam and Sue truckle"; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
Exact synonyms: Bootlick, Fawn, Kotow, Kowtow, Suck Up, Toady
Generic synonyms: Blandish, Flatter
Specialized synonyms: Court Favor, Court Favour, Curry Favor, Curry Favour
Derivative terms: Bootlicker, Fawner, Kotow, Kowtow, Toady, Truckler, Truckling

Definition of Truckle

1. n. A small wheel or caster.

2. v. i. To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to submit; to creep.

3. v. t. To roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle.

Definition of Truckle

1. Noun. a small wheel; a caster or pulley ¹

2. Verb. To roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to act in a submissive manner; to fawn, submit to a superior ¹

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Definition of Truckle

1. to yield weakly [v -LED, -LING, -LES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Truckle

trucker's hitch
trucker's hitches
trucking company
trucking industry
trucking rig
trucking shot
truckle (current term)
truckle bed
truckle beds

Literary usage of Truckle

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

1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"[In the universities, the student slept in the truckle-bed of his tutor. ... Thus Falstaff is spoken of as having His standing-bed and truckle-bed. ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1884)
"in his Toothless Satires makes the trencher- chaplain He upon the truckle-bed Whiles his young maister lieth o'er his bead. Even as late as Butler's day, ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Cotgrave explains F. jabot by ' a truckle or pully ; ' and the word occurs rather early, as shewn under truckle, verb. Hence truckle-bed, a bed that runs on ..."

4. Pugilistica: The History of British Boxing Containing Lives of the Most by Henry Downes Miles (1906)
"truckle feinted and tried to draw the Young'un, but it was no go. King smiled and shook bis head. Exchangee : truckle on King's neck, while, on getting near ..."

5. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, Evangeline Maria O'Connor (1901)
"truckle-led, a small bed, running on castors, which was thrust under the standing- bed ... 7- Standing and truckle-ted. From an illuminated MS. of XV. ..."

6. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"Off with your cap, Snob ; down on your knees, Snob, and truckle. CHAPTER XXIV. ON SOME COUNTRY SNOBS. My first visit was to my friend Major Ponto (HP of the ..."

7. The Works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë by Charlotte Brontë, Patrick Branwell Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë (1896)
"I hear my uncle talk about you: he praises your hard spirit, your determined cast of mind, your scorn of low enemies, your resolution not ' to truckle to ..."

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