trundle

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a variation of trendle, trindle. More at trindle.

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NounEdit

trundle (plural trundles)

  1. A low bed on wheels that can be rolled underneath another bed.
  2. A small wheel or roller.
  3. A motion as of something moving upon little wheels or rollers; a rolling motion.
  4. (engineering) A lantern wheel, or one of its bars.

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VerbEdit

trundle (third-person singular simple present trundles, present participle trundling, simple past and past participle trundled)

  1. (transitive) To wheel or roll, especially by pushing.
    Every morning, the vendors trundle their carts out into the market.
  2. (transitive) To (cause to) roll slowly and heavily on wheels.
    to trundle a bed or a gun carriage
  3. (intransitive) Move heavily (on wheels).
  4. (transitive) To move (physically).
  5. (intransitive) To move, often heavily or clumsily.
  6. (transitive) To cause to roll or revolve; to roll along.
    to trundle a hoop or a ball
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Derived termsEdit

  • trundle out

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ReferencesEdit

  • "trundle." WordNet® 3.0. Princeton University. 15 Jun. 2007. Dictionary.com.
  • "trundle." Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary. K Dictionaries Ltd. 15 Jun. 2007. Dictionary.com.

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Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 04:40