From Middle English trendel (“wheel, roller”), from Old English trendel (“circle, ring”), a variant of Old English tryndel (“circle, ring”), from Proto-Germanic *trundilaz (“ring, hoop”), equivalent to trend + -le. Akin to Low German tründeln (“to roll”). More at trend, trindle.
trendle (plural trendles)
- (obsolete) A wheel, spindle, or the like; a trundle.
- The shaft the wheel, the wheel, the trendle turns. — Sylvester.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for trendle in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)