Definition of trunnel in English:

trunnel

Syllabification: trun·nel
Pronunciation: /ˈtrən(ə)l
 
/

noun

US
A hard wooden pin used for fastening timbers together.
More example sentences
  • The timbers are often cut and dressed by hand, jointed and interlocked in the traditional way, and fastened throughout with wood pegs called trunnels, or ‘tree nails.’
  • We have used tree nails (trunnels) for frame fixing, stone ballast, and hand made rope stropped blocks.
  • Surprisingly to me, the old bridge didn't have trunnels, it was all bolted.

Definition of trunnel in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up