truckle small wheel, pulley, from Middle English trokell, from Latin trochlea block of pulleys — more at trochlea
15th century, in the meaning defined above
“Truckle bed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/truckle%20bed. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.
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