- to cause (a circular object) to roll along; roll.
- to convey or move in a wagon, cart, or other wheeled vehicle; wheel: The farmer trundled his produce to market in a rickety wagon.
- Archaic. to cause to rotate; twirl; spin.
- to roll along.
- to move or run on a wheel or wheels.
- to travel in a wheeled vehicle: He got into his car and trundled downtown.
- to move or walk with a rolling gait.
- a small wheel, roller, or the like.
- a lantern wheel.
- each of the bars of a lantern wheel.
- a truck or carriage on low wheels.
Origin of trundle
Related Wordsbunk, mattress, cot, crib, couch, slog, shuffle, trudge, waddle, plod, trundle, whirl, swivel, twist, twirl, pivot, revolve, spin, wheel, shell
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
December 13, 2014
In the morning, we lay sprawled out in her trundle bed, reflecting on how we envisioned our reunion.A Daughter, Rediscovered on Facebook
Tré Miller Rodríguez
May 13, 2012
“In other words, you direct me to trundle on board as fast as I can,” said Adair.The Three Commanders
There were plenty of others who wanted to trundle the wheelbarrow.The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit
Arthur Scott Bailey
Chicken Little was to sleep in the trundle bed with Katy and Gertie.Chicken Little Jane
Lily Munsell Ritchie
Some of the youngsters were tucked away in trundle beds, you may be sure.Christopher and the Clockmakers
Sara Ware Bassett
“Only Trundle there,” i.e., only that poor insignificant thing there!Pickwickian Studies
- to move heavily on or as if on wheelsthe bus trundled by
- (tr) archaic to rotate or spin
- the act or an instance of trundling
- a small wheel or roller
- the pinion of a lantern
- any of the bars in a lantern pinion
- a small truck with low wheels
Word Origin and History 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.