Definition of trundle
trundlingplay \ˈtrən(d)-liŋ, ˈtrən-dəl-iŋ\
1 : to progress by revolving
2 : to move on or as if on wheels : roll buses trundling through the city
trundlerplay \ˈtrən(d)-lər, ˈtrən-dəl-ər\ noun
Examples of trundle in a Sentence
She trundled her suitcase into the room.
The children trundled off to bed.
Recent Examples of trundle from the Web
The streetcar is one of New Orleans' most recognizable cultural icons, trundling along slowly down the city's streets.
In a few minutes, the three traffic dodgers — Lou DiPaolo, 24, of Dumont, N.J.; Anne Songcayauon, 23, of New Milford, N.J.; and James Rosenstein, 26, of South Orange, N.J. — trundled down Bunn Road and added more signs to the overpass display.
The van slowly trundles forward and eventually stops in front of me.
This means that the mushroom sprung from the ground when dinosaurs still trundled across the Earth.
With the drivers trundling behind the safety car, Marcus Ericsson somehow crashed his Sauber and McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne imitated him moments later.
On undulating farmland, the cooks, veiled in wood smoke, tended their creations while Duroc and Berkshire pigs trundled freely in the surrounding woods.
As camera phone-toting locals looked on, the historic Zeynel Bey Mausoleum trundled to its new home in Hasankeyf, Turkey on May 12.
With the nation trundling toward civil war, slavery inevitably had been an issue at the territory’s constitutional convention.
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Origin and Etymology of trundle
First Known Use: circa 1598See Words from the same year
Definition of trundle
1 : the motion or sound of something rolling
2 : trundle bed
3 : a round or oval wooden tub
TRUNDLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trundle for English Language Learners
: to roll (something) on wheels slowly and noisily
: to move noisily on wheels
: to walk slowly and heavily
TRUNDLE Defined for Kids
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