Part of speech: verb

To curry favor with servility.

Part of speech: noun

A truck; pulley.

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Usage examples "truckle":

  1. Landing at Scutari, Mrs. Wilders went straight to the great palace, which was now a hospital, and treading its long passages with the facility of one who had travelled the road before, she presently found herself in a spacious, lofty chamber filled with truckle- beds, and converted now into a hospital- ward. - "The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood", Arthur Griffiths.
  2. This tiny apartment had in it two truckle- beds, and a wash- bowl on a chair, and little else. - "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.
  3. His opinion was not shared by the rest, and he went back to his truckle- bed, feeling that a brief repose was necessary for the heavy work which would soon be upon him. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.