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ˈtrʌk əltruck·le

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trundle bed, trundle, truckle bed, truckleverb

    a low bed to be slid under a higher bed

  2. truckleverb

    yield to out of weakness

  3. fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck upverb

    try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

    "He is always kowtowing to his boss"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Truckleverb

    To be in a state of subjection or inferiority; to yield; to creep.

    Etymology: This word is, I believe, derived from trucklebed, which is always under another bed.

    Shall our nation be in bondage thus
    Unto a land that truckles under us. John Cleveland.

    For which so many a legal cuckold
    Has been run down in courts and truckl’d. Hudibras.

    Men may be stiff and obstinate upon a wrong ground, and ply and truckle too upon as false a foundation. Roger L'Estrange.

    Religion itself is forced to truckle to worldly policy. John Norris.

    His zeal was not to lash our crimes,
    But discontent against the times:
    For had we made him timely offers,
    To raise his post or fill his coffers:
    Perhaps he might have truckled down,
    Like other brethren of his gown. Jonathan Swift.

    They were subdued and insulted by Alexander’s captains, and continued under several revolutions, a small truckling state, of no name till they fell under the Romans. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trucklenoun

    a small wheel or caster

  2. Truckleverb

    to yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to submit; to creep

  3. Truckleverb

    to roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle


  1. Truckle

    A "truckle" of cheese refers to a cylindrical wheel of cheese, usually taller than it is wide, and sometimes described as barrel-shaped. The word is derived from the Latin trochlea, 'wheel, pulley'. Truckles vary greatly in size, from the wax-coated cheeses sold in supermarkets, to 25 kilogram or larger artisanal cheeses.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. truckle

    A Welsh coracle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of truckle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of truckle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    • A. aculeate
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