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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
1555-1565
1555-65; variant of trindle
Related forms
trundler, noun
untrundled, adjective
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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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