trindle

1 of 2

noun

trin·​dle
ˈtrindᵊl,
dialectal -n(d)ᵊl
plural -s
1
dialectal, England : a round or circular object
specifically : the wheel of a wheelbarrow
2
: either of a pair of metal plates that are inserted between the backbone and boards of a rounded and backed book to force the backbone temporarily into a flat shape while the fore edge is being trimmed

trindle

2 of 2

intransitive verb

trin·​dle
-n(d)ᵊl
dialectal

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English trindel, from Old English tryndel, trendel circle, ring

Intransitive verb

Middle English trindelen, probably from trindel trindle

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“Trindle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trindle. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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