trundle


1trun·dle

verb \ˈtrən-dəl\

: to roll (something) on wheels slowly and noisily

: to move noisily on wheels

: to walk slowly and heavily

trun·dledtrun·dling \ˈtrən(d)-liŋ, ˈtrən-dəl-iŋ\

Full Definition of TRUNDLE

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>
trun·dler \ˈtrən(d)-lər, ˈtrən-dəl-ər\ noun

Examples of TRUNDLE

  1. She trundled her suitcase into the room.
  2. The children trundled off to bed.

Origin of TRUNDLE

2trundle
First Known Use: circa 1598

Rhymes with TRUNDLE

2trundle

noun

Definition of TRUNDLE

1
:  the motion or sound of something rolling
3
:  a round or oval wooden tub

Origin of TRUNDLE

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
First Known Use: circa 1611

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