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truckle bed

noun
1.
a low bed moving on casters, usually pushed under another bed when not in use.
Also called trundle bed.
Origin of truckle bed
late Middle English
1425-1475
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75
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  • There were but two inodorous rooms, the innermost of which contained a truckle bed.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • Quest was on his hands and knees, fumbling under his truckle bed.

    The Black Box E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • What would they not have given, a week or two later, for a truckle bed and a tiled roof?

  • When Lingard ordered him to receive Joanna into his house, he had a truckle bed put into the office—the only room he could spare.

  • His pointing to the truckle bed in the corner, seemed gradually to bring that poor couch to Bradley's wandering remembrance.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • Which, indeed, is witnessed to by the whole goggle-eyed populace in the truckle bed.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • He was made to array himself in mourning habiliments, and to sleep on a truckle bed.

  • Dark figures held down something that yelled and struggled on the truckle bed.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • He indeed conducted Halbert Glendinning to a small apartment overlooking the lake, which was accommodated with a truckle bed.

    The Monastery Sir Walter Scott
  • No longer did personal servants bed down in the drawing room or outside their master's door or in a truckle bed at his feet.

British Dictionary definitions for truckle bed

truckle bed

noun
1.
a low bed on wheels, stored under a larger bed, used esp formerly by a servant
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