- a small wheel or caster
- trundle bed
- lantern pinion
- any of its bars
- Obs. a small cart or truck with low wheels
Origin of trundlealtered from earlier trendle from Old English trendel, a ring, circle from trendan, to roll: see trend
intransitive verb-·dled, -·dling
- to roll along
- to move along in a wheeled vehicle
- to rotate
- A small wheel or roller.
- The motion or noise of rolling: “The train is in full trundle now, wheels singing on the tracks” ( Michael Lowenthal )
- A trundle bed.
- A low-wheeled cart; a dolly.
verbtrun·dled, trun·dling, trun·dles
- To push or propel on one or more wheels or rollers: “I doubt if Emerson could trundle a wheelbarrow through the streets” ( Henry David Thoreau )
- To carry, convey, or cause to move, especially in a vehicle: “His mother had trundled him off to Sunday school … right up to the time he was ten” ( Tom Wolfe )
- To move along by rolling or spinning: The bus trundled down the road.
- To move slowly, noisily, or clumsily: The sheep trundled through the gate into the field.
Origin of trundleVariant of dialectal trendle wheel from Middle English from Old English trendel circle
(third-person singular simple present trundles, present participle trundling, simple past and past participle trundled)
- To wheel or roll, especially by pushing.
- Every morning, the vendors trundle their carts out into the market.
- To (cause to) roll slowly and heavily on wheels.
- to trundle a bed or a gun carriage
- (intransitive) Move heavily (on wheels).
- To move (physically).
- (intransitive) To move, often heavily or clumsily.
- To cause to roll or revolve; to roll along.
- to trundle a hoop or a ball