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Trundle definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TRUN'DLE, v.i.
1. To roll, as on little wheels; as, a bed trundles under another.
2. To roll; as a bowl.
TRUN'DLE, v.t. To roll, as a thing on little wheels; as,to trundle a bed or a gun-carriage.
TRUN'DLE, n. A round body; a little wheel, or a kind or low cart with small wooden wheels.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a low bed to be slid under a higher bed [syn: trundle bed, trundle, truckle bed, truckle]
2: small wheel or roller v
1: move heavily; "the streetcar trundled down the avenue"

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. & intr. roll or move heavily or noisily esp. on or as on wheels. Phrases and idioms: trundle-bed = TRUCKLE(1). Etymology: var. of obs. or dial. trendle, trindle, f. OE trendel circle (as TREND)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lantern Lan"tern, n. [F. lanterne, L. lanterna, laterna, from Gr. ? light, torch. See Lamp.] 1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; -- sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn, perforated tin, glass, oiled paper, or other material, having a lamp or candle within; sometimes fixed, as the glazed inclosure of a street light, or of a lighthouse light. 2. (Arch.) (a) An open structure of light material set upon a roof, to give light and air to the interior. (b) A cage or open chamber of rich architecture, open below into the building or tower which it crowns. (c) A smaller and secondary cupola crowning a larger one, for ornament, or to admit light; such as the lantern of the cupola of the Capitol at Washington, or that of the Florence cathedral. 3. (Mach.) A lantern pinion or trundle wheel. See Lantern pinion (below). 4. (Steam Engine) A kind of cage inserted in a stuffing box and surrounding a piston rod, to separate the packing into two parts and form a chamber between for the reception of steam, etc.; -- called also lantern brass. 5. (Founding) A perforated barrel to form a core upon. 6. (Zo["o]l.) See Aristotle's lantern. Note: Fig. 1 represents a hand lantern; fig. 2, an arm lantern; fig. 3, a breast lantern; -- so named from the positions in which they are carried. Dark lantern, a lantern with a single opening, which may be closed so as to conceal the light; -- called also bull's-eye. Lantern fly, Lantern carrier (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large, handsome, hemipterous insects of the genera Laternaria, Fulgora, and allies, of the family Fulgorid[ae]. The largest species is Laternaria phosphorea of Brazil. The head of some species has been supposed to be phosphorescent. Lantern jaws, long, thin jaws; hence, a thin visage. Lantern pinion, Lantern wheel (Mach.), a kind of pinion or wheel having cylindrical bars or trundles, instead of teeth, inserted at their ends in two parallel disks or plates; -- so called as resembling a lantern in shape; -- called also wallower, or trundle. Lantern shell (Zo["o]l.), any translucent, marine, bivalve shell of the genus Anatina, and allied genera. Magic lantern, an optical instrument consisting of a case inclosing a light, and having suitable lenses in a lateral tube, for throwing upon a screen, in a darkened room or the like, greatly magnified pictures from slides placed in the focus of the outer lens.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Trundle Trun"dle, n. [AS. tryndel a little shield. See Trend, v. i.] 1. A round body; a little wheel. 2. A lind of low-wheeled cart; a truck. 3. A motion as of something moving upon little wheels or rollers; a rolling motion. 4. (Mach.) (a) A lantern wheel. See under Lantern. (b) One of the bars of a lantern wheel.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 2. To cause to roll or revolve; to roll along; as, to trundle a hoop or a ball. --R. A. Proctor.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Trundle Trun"dle, v. i. 1. To go or move on small wheels; as, a bed trundles under another. 2. To roll, or go by revolving, as a hoop.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(trundles, trundling, trundled) 1. If a vehicle trundles somewhere, it moves there slowly, often with difficulty or an irregular movement. The train eventually trundled in at 7.54. VERB: V prep/adv 2. If you trundle something somewhere, especially a small, heavy object with wheels, you move or roll it along slowly. The old man lifted the barrow and trundled it away... VERB: V n adv/prep 3. If you say that someone is trundling somewhere, you mean that they are walking slowly, often in a tired way or with heavy steps. Girls trundle in carrying heavy book bags. VERB: V adv/prep

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Roller, castor, little wheel. 2. Rolling motion. 3. Wallower, lantern-wheel. II. v. a. Roll, bowl, roll along, truckle.

Moby Thesaurus

advance, bowl, bunt, butt, drive, forward, furl, impel, move, pedal, pole, propel, push, roll, roll up, row, shove, shunt, sweep, sweep along, thrust, treadle, troll


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