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trundle

[truhn-dl] /ˈtrʌn dl/
verb (used with object), trundled, trundling.
1.
to cause (a circular object) to roll along; roll.
2.
to convey or move in a wagon, cart, or other wheeled vehicle; wheel:
The farmer trundled his produce to market in a rickety wagon.
3.
Archaic. to cause to rotate; twirl; spin.
verb (used without object), trundled, trundling.
4.
to roll along.
5.
to move or run on a wheel or wheels.
6.
to travel in a wheeled vehicle:
He got into his car and trundled downtown.
7.
to move or walk with a rolling gait.
noun
8.
a small wheel, roller, or the like.
9.
a lantern wheel.
10.
each of the bars of a lantern wheel.
11.
a truck or carriage on low wheels.
Origin of trundle
1555-1565
1555-65; variant of trindle
Related forms
trundler, noun
untrundled, adjective
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  • You trundle off to your business as usual, and could dance again the next night, and so on through countless ages.

  • “In other words, you direct me to trundle on board as fast as I can,” said Adair.

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
  • But trundle, the cypher, no one thought of him, no one cared about his speech.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • Some of the youngsters were tucked away in trundle beds, you may be sure.

  • And you, Jan-an, you trundle over to my old place and clean up.

    At the Crossroads Harriet T. Comstock
  • On the wedding day, however, trundle made an effort to assert himself.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • The train took nearly two hours to trundle along to the bridge.

    Geoffrey Hampstead Thomas Stinson Jarvis
  • Now, to do him justice, trundle was a thoroughgoing boatswain.

    Salt Water W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for trundle

trundle

/ˈtrʌndəl/
verb
1.
to move heavily on or as if on wheels: the bus trundled by
2.
(transitive) (archaic) to rotate or spin
noun
3.
the act or an instance of trundling
4.
a small wheel or roller
5.
  1. the pinion of a lantern
  2. any of the bars in a lantern pinion
6.
a small truck with low wheels
Word Origin
Old English tryndel; related to Middle High German trendel disc
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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.

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