trin·​dle | \ ˈtrindᵊl, dialectal -n(d)ᵊl\
plural -s

Definition of trindle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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
trin·​dle | \ -n(d)ᵊl\

Definition of trindle (Entry 2 of 2)


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History and Etymology for trindle


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

Intransitive verb

Middle English trindelen, probably from trindel trindle

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