From Middle English trindel (“wheel, roller”), from 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 (plural trindles)
- (dialectal) a wheel, especially of a wheelbarrow.
- A piece of wood, etc., laid between the cords and boards of a book to flatten before cutting.