truckle


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Truckle \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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Truckle \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.
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         Religion itself is forced to truckle to worldly poliey.
                                                  --Norris.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Truckle \Truc"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Truckled; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Truckling.]
   To roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle.
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