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trun·dle

 (trŭn′dl)
n.
1. A small wheel or roller.
2. The motion or noise of rolling: "The train is in full trundle now, wheels singing on the tracks" (Michael Lowenthal).
3. A trundle bed.
4. A low-wheeled cart; a dolly.
v. trun·dled, trun·dling, trun·dles
v.tr.
1. To push or propel on one or more wheels or rollers: "I doubt if Emerson could trundle a wheelbarrow through the streets" (Henry David Thoreau).
2. To carry, convey, or cause to move, especially in a vehicle: "His mother had trundled him off to Sunday school ... right up to the time he was ten" (Tom Wolfe).
v.intr.
1. To move along by rolling or spinning: The bus trundled down the road.
2. To move slowly, noisily, or clumsily: The sheep trundled through the gate into the field.

[Variant of dialectal trendle, wheel, from Middle English, from Old English trendel, circle.]

trun′dler n.

trundler

(ˈtrʌndlə)
n
1. a golf bag or shopping trolley
2. a child's pushchair
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