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trindle

noun trin·dle \ˈtrindəl, dialectal -n(d)əl\

Definition of trindle

plural

-s

  1. 1 dialectal, England :  a round or circular object; specifically :  the wheel of a wheelbarrow

  2. 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

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Origin and Etymology of trindle

Middle English trindel, from Old English tryndel, trendel circle, ring — more at trendle


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trindle

intransitive verb trin·dle \-n(d)əl\

Definition of trindle

dialectal

  1. :  roll, trundle

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Origin and Etymology of trindle

Middle English trindelen, probably from trindel trindle


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