- Rhymes: -ʌndəl
trundle (plural trundles)
- A low bed on wheels that can be rolled underneath another bed.
- A small wheel or roller.
- A motion as of something moving upon little wheels or rollers; a rolling motion.
- (engineering) A lantern wheel, or one of its bars
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) The collective noun for a group of flunkies
- We will never have clean sidewalks as long as we have such a trundle of flunkies in charge of managing the janitors
- (low bed on wheels): trundle bed
- (transitive) To wheel or roll, especially by pushing.
- Every morning, the vendors trundle their carts out into the market.
- (transitive) To (cause to) roll slowly and heavily on wheels.
- to trundle a bed or a gun carriage
- (intransitive) Move heavily (on wheels).
- (transitive) To move (physically).
- (intransitive) To move, often heavily or clumsily.
1977, Diana Wynne Jones, Charmed Life:
- she let the marmalade stay where it was, trundling in blobs down her plump cheeks
- (transitive) To cause to roll or revolve; to roll along.
- to trundle a hoop or a ball
- (Can we find and add a quotation of R. A. Proctor to this entry?)
to wheel or roll
to (cause to) roll slowly and heavily on wheels
move heavily (on wheels)
- "trundle." WordNet® 3.0. Princeton University. 15 Jun. 2007. Dictionary.com.
- "trundle." Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary. K Dictionaries Ltd. 15 Jun. 2007. Dictionary.com.