trundle bed

noun

Definition of trundle bed

: a low bed usually on casters that can be rolled or slid under a higher bed when not in use

called also truckle bed

Examples of trundle bed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are 314 suites facing the ocean, some with bunk or trundle beds, done up in a spare but tropical style that extends to the ample bathrooms. Christian L. Wright, New York Times, "5 New Standout Resorts in the Caribbean," 1 Feb. 2020 The house is big enough to sleep four—one often bedroom is upstairs, while the love seat in the living room slides out to reveal a trundle bed underneath. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "The modern farmhouse goes tiny," 26 Nov. 2018 The house is big enough to sleep four—one often bedroom is upstairs, while the love seat in the living room slides out to reveal a trundle bed underneath. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "The modern farmhouse goes tiny," 26 Nov. 2018 The children are provided with meals and a place to sleep; trundle beds are in both the girls’ room, which is painted pink, and in the boys’ quarters, painted blue. Jacqueline Charles, miamiherald, "Perilous life of Haiti's border children | Miami Herald," 25 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of trundle bed

1542, in the meaning defined above

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“Trundle bed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trundle%20bed. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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trundle bed

noun

Kids Definition of trundle bed

: a low bed on small wheels that can be rolled under a taller bed

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