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Meaning of TRUCKLE

Pronunciation:  'trukul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a low bed to be slid under a higher bed
  2. [v]  tray to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
  3. [v]  yield to out of weakness

TRUCKLE is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bootlick, fawn, kotow, kowtow, suck up, toady, truckle bed, trundle, trundle bed
 See Also: bed, blandish, court favor, court favour, curry favor, curry favour, flatter, relent, soften, yield



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Truc"kle\, n. [Dim. of truck a wheel; or from the
    kindred L. trochlea a block, sheaf containing one or more
    pulleys. See {Truck} a wheel.]
    A small wheel or caster. --Hudibras.
  2. \Truc"kle\, v. i. [From truckle in truckle-bed, in
    allusion to the fact that the truckle-bed on which the pupil
    slept was rolled under the large bed of the master.]
    To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to
    submit; to creep. ``Small, trucking states.'' --Burke.
          Religion itself is forced to truckle to worldly poliey.
  3. \Truc"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Truckled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Truckling}.]
    To roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle.