truckle bed

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  1. 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

Words Nearby truckle bed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use truckle bed in a sentence

  • Martin stepped towards a low truckle-bed on which lay the emaciated form of a woman covered with a scanty and ragged quilt.

    Martin Rattler | R.M. Ballantyne
  • When I came to myself I was lying upon a truckle-bed, in a bare, half-furnished room.

  • A truckle-bed for the children or chamber servants was pushed under the principal bed by day.

  • She was up from the truckle-bed directly, wildly feeling about her for her basket, and gazing at him in affright.

    Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for truckle bed

truckle bed

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

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