- a low bed moving on casters, usually pushed under another bed when not in use.
Origin of truckle bed
late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
Also called trundle bed.
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Examples from the Web for truckle bed
Spinoza sat down on his truckle-bed with a great sigh of content.Dreamers of the Ghetto
The smuggler had hanged himself by a cord taken from his own truckle-bed.Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Through the evening Sigismund rested wearily on his truckle-bed.The Autobiography of a Slander
The stone passage was a solitude, and the truckle-bed was empty.No Name
When a truckle-bed with a sick man (some invalid agent from upcountry) was put in there, he exhibited a gentle annoyance.Heart of Darkness
- a low bed on wheels, stored under a larger bed, used esp formerly by a servant
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