verb (used with object), trun·dled, trun·dling.
verb (used without object), trun·dled, trun·dling.
Origin of trundle
- 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.