[ truhn-dl ]
/ ˈtrʌn dl /
verb (used with object), trun·dled, trun·dling.
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.
verb (used without object), trun·dled, trun·dling.
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.
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Origin of trundle
First recorded in 1555–65; variant of trindle
OTHER WORDS FROM trundletrun·dler, nounun·trun·dled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trundler (1 of 2)
/ (ˈtrʌndlə) /
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
- the pinion of a lantern
- 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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