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A small wheel or roller; a caster.
intr.v. truck·led, truck·ling, truck·les
To be servile or submissive. See Synonyms at fawn1.
[Middle English trocle, pulley, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin trochlea, system of pulleys; see trochlea.]
(usually foll by: to) to yield weakly; give in
[C17: from obsolete truckle to sleep in a truckle bed; see truckle2]
1. (Furniture) a small wheel; caster
2. (Cookery) a small barrel-shaped cheese
3. (Furniture) (intr) to roll on truckles
4. (Furniture) (tr) to push (a piece of furniture) along on truckles
[C15 trokel, from Anglo-Norman trocle, from Latin trochlea sheave of a pulley; see trochlea]
v.i. -led, -ling.
to submit or yield obsequiously or tamely (usu. fol. by to).
[1660–70; figurative use of obsolete truckle to sleep on a truckle bed. See truckle2]
Past participle: truckled
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|Noun||1.||truckle - a low bed to be slid under a higher bed|
bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
|Verb||1.||truckle - yield to out of weakness|
|2.||truckle - try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"|