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truckle bed

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noun
  1. a low bed moving on casters, usually pushed under another bed when not in use.
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Origin of truckle bed

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
Also called trundle bed.
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Related Words

cot, rollaway

Examples from the Web for truckle bed

Historical Examples

  • Spinoza sat down on his truckle-bed with a great sigh of content.

    Dreamers of the Ghetto

    I. Zangwill

  • 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 stone passage was a solitude, and the truckle-bed was empty.

    No Name

    Wilkie Collins

  • 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

    Joseph Conrad


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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