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



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
  5. (heraldry) A spool of golden thread.




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) To move heavily (on wheels).
  4. (transitive) To move (something), often heavily or clumsily.
  5. (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
  6. (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?)

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