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Truckle meaning

truckle - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; " He is always kowtowing to his boss"
  2. 2. A small wheel or caster.
  3. 3. To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to submit; to creep.
  4. 4. To roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle.
  5. 5. A small wheel.
  6. 6. To yield servilely.

truckle - examples of usage

  1. I went up at once to see his remains; they lay on a wretched truckle- bed in a dingy cell. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. The sight that here presented itself to them, as they approached the small truckle bed, and folded down the top of the only blanket that covered the body of a female, was of the most wretched and pitiful character. - "Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX", Alexander Leighton.
  3. I'll hand Cubby, if you an' the elder will lift the truckle- bed bodily, an' carry the lassie an' it thegither into yer ain house." - "Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX", Alexander Leighton.
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