Definition of truckle bed in English:

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truckle bed

Pronunciation: /ˈtrəkəl bed/


chiefly British
A trundle bed.
Example sentences
  • Tours are offered (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) of his modest house, where he slept in a truckle bed and practised in an interior of monastic restraint.
  • There he settled him back down onto the truckle bed and felt his brow and pulse.
  • Essential for sleepovers, the truckle bed simply pulls out ready-for-use when friends come to stay.


Late Middle English: from truckle1 in the sense 'wheel' + bed.

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Syllabification: truck·le bed

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