truckle

1
[truhk-uhl]

verb (used without object), truck·led, truck·ling.

to submit or yield obsequiously or tamely (usually followed by to): Don't truckle to unreasonable demands.

Nearby words

  1. truckdriver,
  2. truckee,
  3. trucker,
  4. truckie,
  5. trucking,
  6. truckle bed,
  7. truckline,
  8. truckload,
  9. truckman,
  10. truckstop

Origin of truckle

1
1605–15; special use of obsolete truckle to sleep on a truckle bed. See truckle2

Related formstruck·ler, nountruck·ling·ly, adverbun·truck·led, adjectiveun·truck·ling, adjective

truckle

2
[truhk-uh l]

noun

a pulley.

Origin of truckle

2
1375–1425; late Middle English trocle sheave, roller < Anglo-French < Latin trochlea pulley. See trochlea

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British Dictionary definitions for truckle

truckle

1

verb

(intr usually foll by to) to yield weakly; give in
Derived Formstruckler, noun

Word Origin for truckle

C17: from obsolete truckle to sleep in a truckle bed; see truckle ²

noun

a small wheel; caster
a small barrel-shaped cheese

verb

(intr) to roll on truckles
(tr) to push (a piece of furniture) along on truckles

Word Origin for truckle

C15 trokel, from Anglo-Norman trocle, from Latin trochlea sheaf of a pulley; see trochlea

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