Definition of "trundle-bed" [trun•dle-bed]

  • (noun) A low bed that is moved on trundles, or little wheels, so that it can be pushed under a higher bed; a truckle-bed; also, sometimes, a simiral bed without wheels.

Use "trundle-bed" in a sentence

  • "As would Thomas Wolfe a century later, he loved the manswarm on the streets: “I am borne, and rubbed, and crowded along, and need scarcely trouble myself about using my own legs,” but disdained “Niggers, mulattoes, quadroons, Chinese” and other inconvenient life forms, including “trundle-bed trash”—children.13"
  • "Margaret, returned from school, Margaret laid her books on the table, looked in the glass at her flushed cheeks, pulled out the trundle-bed, and lay down."
  • "His first care was given to the child, whose cries, indeed, as she lay writhing on the trundle-bed, made it of peremptory necessity to postpone all other business to the task of soothing her."

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