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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TRUCK'LE, n. A small wheel or caster.
TRUCK'LE, v.i. [dim. of truck.] To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to submit; to creep. Small states must truckle to large ones.
Religion itself is forced to truckle with worldly policy.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a low bed to be slid under a higher bed [syn: trundle bed, trundle, truckle bed, truckle] v
1: yield to out of weakness
2: try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss" [syn: fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (truckled; truckling) Etymology: from the lower position of the truckle bed Date: 1647 to act in a subservient manner ; submit Synonyms: see fawn truckler noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 (in full truckle-bed) a low bed on wheels that can be stored under a larger bed. 2 orig. dial. a small barrel-shaped cheese. --v.intr. (foll. by to) submit obsequiously. Derivatives: truckler n. Etymology: orig. = wheel, pulley, f. AF trocle f. L trochlea pulley

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Truckle Truc"kle, v. i. [From truckle in truckle-bed, in allusion to the fact that the truckle-bed on which the pupil slept was rolled under the large bed of the master.] To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to submit; to creep. ``Small, trucking states.'' --Burke. Religion itself is forced to truckle to worldly poliey. --Norris.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Truckle Truc"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Truckled; p. pr. & vb. n. Truckling.] To roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Truckle Truc"kle, n. [Dim. of truck a wheel; or from the kindred L. trochlea a block, sheaf containing one or more pulleys. See Truck a wheel.] A small wheel or caster. --Hudibras.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. Trundle, roll. II. v. n. Cringe, stoop, crouch, submit, knuckle, yield (obsequiously), bend the knee, knock under, be servile, bend obsequiously, fawn upon, curry favor with.

Moby Thesaurus

apple-polish, bootlick, bow, brown-nose, butter up, cower, crawl, cringe, defer, fall all over, fawn upon, follow, genuflect, grovel, knuckle down, knuckle under, kowtow, quail, salaam, scrape, submit, succumb, suck up to, tag, tail, toady, trail, yield

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