[ truhn-dl ]
/ ˈtrʌn dl /

verb (used with object), trun·dled, trun·dling.

verb (used without object), trun·dled, trun·dling.


Origin of trundle

First recorded in 1555–65; variant of trindle

Related forms

trun·dler, nounun·trun·dled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for trundler (1 of 2)


/ (ˈtrʌndlə) /

noun NZ

a golf bag or shopping trolley
a child's pushchair

British Dictionary definitions for trundler (2 of 2)


/ (ˈtrʌndəl) /


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
  1. the pinion of a lantern
  2. any of the bars in a lantern pinion
a small truck with low wheels

Word Origin for trundle

Old English tryndel; related to Middle High German trendel disc
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