- 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
- (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) To 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, esp. by pushing
to cause to roll slowly and heavily on wheels
to move heavily (on wheels)
to move, often heavily or clumsily
to cause to roll or revolve
- "trundle." WordNet® 3.0. Princeton University. 15 Jun. 2007. Dictionary.com.
- "trundle." Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary. K Dictionaries Ltd. 15 Jun. 2007. Dictionary.com.