I. verb (trundled; trundling) Etymology: 2trundle Date: circa 1598 transitive verb 1. a. to propel by causing to rotate ; roll <
a…child who was trundling a hoop — Charles Dickens
b. archaic to cause to revolve ; spin 2. to transport in or as if in a wheeled vehicle ; haul, wheel <
trundled him off to school
intransitive verb 1. to progress by revolving 2. to move on or as if on wheels ; roll <
buses trundling through the city
trundler noun II. noun Etymology: from trundle small wheel, alteration of earlier trendle, from Middle English, circle, ring, wheel, from Old English trendel; akin to Old English trendan to revolve — more at trend Date: circa 1611 1. the motion or sound of something rolling 2. trundle bed 3. a round or oval wooden tub

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Trundle — Trun dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trundled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trundling}.] 1. To roll (a thing) on little wheels; as, to trundle a bed or a gun carriage. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to roll or revolve; to roll along; as, to trundle a hoop or a ball.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trundle — 1540s (implied in trundle bed low bed on small wheels ), possibly from M.E. trendle wheel, suspended hoop (early 14c.), from O.E. trendel ring, disk (see TREND (Cf. trend)). Also probably in part from O.Fr. trondeler to roll, which is of Germanic …   Etymology dictionary

  • trundle — [trun′dəl] n. [altered < earlier trendle < OE trendel, a ring, circle < trendan, to roll: see TREND] 1. a small wheel or caster 2. short for TRUNDLE BED 3. a) LANTERN PINION b) …   English World dictionary

  • Trundle — Trun dle, n. [AS. tryndel a little shield. See {Trend}, v. i.] 1. A round body; a little wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. A lind of low wheeled cart; a truck. [1913 Webster] 3. A motion as of something moving upon little wheels or rollers; a rolling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trundle — Trun dle, v. i. 1. To go or move on small wheels; as, a bed trundles under another. [1913 Webster] 2. To roll, or go by revolving, as a hoop. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trundle — ► VERB ▪ move slowly and unevenly on or as if on wheels. ► NOUN ▪ an act of trundling. ORIGIN originally denoting a small wheel or roller: related to obsolete or dialect trendle «revolve», and to TREND(Cf. ↑trend) …   English terms dictionary

  • trundle — UK [ˈtrʌnd(ə)l] / US verb Word forms trundle : present tense I/you/we/they trundle he/she/it trundles present participle trundling past tense trundled past participle trundled 1) a) [intransitive] to roll slowly on wheels b) [transitive] to push… …   English dictionary

  • trundle — 1. noun a) A low bed on wheels that can be rolled underneath another bed. My mate went to the toilet to take a trundle. b) A small wheel or roller. Syn: trundle bed 2. verb …   Wiktionary

  • Trundle — Recorded as Trendall, Trundle, Trundell and Trundler, this is an English surname. It is locational from the village of Trendale in the parish of Pitminster, Somerset. For reasons unproven, the inhabitants of Trendale seem to have moved as a body… …   Surnames reference

  • trundle — trun|dle [ trʌndl ] verb 1. ) intransitive trundle along/back/off/through to roll slowly on wheels a ) transitive to push or pull something slowly on wheels 2. ) intransitive trundle in/off/past to move slowly with regular heavy steps: He got up… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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