Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to trunnel: trundle bed
Variant of treenail.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Building) a variant spelling of treenail
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
A wooden dowel used to prevent a wooden mortise and tenon joint from slipping apart. Trunnels were usually made of a hardwood such as oak or hickory.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||trunnel - a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.