a low bed moving on casters, usually pushed under another bed when not in use.
- Also called trundle bed.
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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.The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard | Arthur Conan Doyle
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
a low bed on wheels, stored under a larger bed, used esp formerly by a servant
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