verb (used with object), trun·dled, trun·dling.
verb (used without object), trun·dled, trun·dling.
- trundle bed,
- trunk cabin
Origin of trundle
Examples from the Web for trundle
Hitchcock even manages to trundle his way back to my office to see how I'm doing.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the morning, we lay sprawled out in her trundle bed, reflecting on how we envisioned our reunion.
Then, again, wheels are doing their best to trundle an exquisite Scriptural picture out of fashion.The World on Wheels and Other Sketches|Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor
Our beds were trundle beds with wheels on them to push them under the big beds.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
Boz emphasizes it, by way of contrast to Trundle, saying that “he was a wise and discreet fellow.”Pickwickian Studies|Percy Fitzgerald
A pinion is a small toothed wheel; a trundle is a pinion with cylindrical staves for teeth.
We had trundle beds for the children that would run under the big bed when they wasn't sleeping in it.Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives|Work Projects Administration
- the pinion of a lantern
- any of the bars in a lantern pinion
Word Origin for trundle
1540s (implied in trundle bed "low bed on small wheels"), possibly from Middle English trendle "wheel, suspended hoop" (early 14c.), from Old English trendel "ring, disk" (see trend). Also probably in part from Old French trondeler "to roll," which is of Germanic origin.