3. A stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth. Gardner.
(Trun"cheon), v. t. To beat with a truncheon. Shak.
(Trun"cheoned) a. Having a truncheon.
(Trun`cheon*eer") n. A person armed with a truncheon. [Written also truncheoner.]
(||Trun"cus) n. [L.] (Zoöl.) The thorax of an insect. See Trunk, n., 5.
(Trun"dle) n. [AS. tryndel a little shield. See Trend, v. i.]
1. A round body; a little wheel.
2. A lind of low-wheeled cart; a truck.
3. A motion as of something moving upon little wheels or rollers; a rolling motion.
4. (Mach.) (a) A lantern wheel. See under Lantern. (b) One of the bars of a lantern wheel.
(Trun"dle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trundled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trundling ]
1. To roll (a thing) on little wheels; as, to trundle a bed or a gun carriage.
2. To cause to roll or revolve; to roll along; as, to trundle a hoop or a ball. R. A. Proctor.
(Trun"dle), v. i.
1. To go or move on small wheels; as, a bed trundles under another.
2. To roll, or go by revolving, as a hoop.
(Trun"dle-bed`) n. 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. Chapman.
1. (Gearing) One of the disks forming the ends of a lantern wheel or pinion.
2. The drumhead of a capstan; especially, the drumhead of the lower of two capstans on the sane axis.
(Trun"dle*tail`) n. A round or curled-up tail; also, a dog with such a tail. Shak.
(Trunk) n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist
wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a
trumpet), but has been confused in English with trunk the stem of a tree Cf. Truncate.]
1. The stem, or body, of a tree, apart from its limbs and roots; the main stem, without the branches; stock; stalk.
About the mossy trunk I wound me soon,Milton.
For, high from ground, the branches would require
2. The body of an animal, apart from the head and limbs.
3. The main body of anything; as, the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches.
4. (Arch) That part of a pilaster which is between the base and the capital, corresponding to the shaft
of a column.