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truckle bed

noun
1.
a low bed moving on casters, usually pushed under another bed when not in use.
Also called trundle bed.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for truckle bed

truckle bed

noun
1.
a low bed on wheels, stored under a larger bed, used esp formerly by a servant
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Encyclopedia Article for truckle bed

a low bed, so called from the trundles, or casters, that were attached to the feet so that it could be pushed under the master bed when it was not in use. The bed was intended for servants, who used to sleep in their employer's room so as to be near at hand. The framework was generally of oak, and suspension was provided by leather or canvas straps looped through holes in the sides.

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