Definition of Trunnel

1. Noun. A wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast.

Exact synonyms: Treenail, Trenail
Generic synonyms: Nog, Peg



Definition of Trunnel

1. n. A trundle.

2. n. See Treenail.

Definition of Trunnel

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of treenail) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trunnel

1. treenail [n -S] - See also: treenail

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trunnel

trunked
trunkfish
trunkfishes
trunkful
trunkfuls
trunking
trunkings
trunkless
trunklike
trunkline
trunklines
trunkload
trunkloads
trunks
trunks of brachial plexus
trunnel (current term)
trunnels
trunnion
trunnioned
trunnions
trupial
trupials
truquage
truquages
truqueur
truqueurs
truscottite
trusion
truss
truss bridge

Literary usage of Trunnel

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1. General Metallurgy by Heinrich Oscar Hofman (1913)
"1010 Crown of oven, 3 ft. below trunnel.. . i 1290 Front of oven, ... Maximum temperature inside trunnel. 1260 Bottom of oven, under tile at center 825 of ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"An oven rim;, or trunnel head, shown atc, Fig. 21, at /, Fig. 9 (a), and in detail in Fig. 24, fits into the top of the oven and acts as the key to the ..."

3. The Knickerbocker. by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew, Timothy Flint, Washington Irving (1851)
"he took a tumbler of hot grog and went up stairs ' to turn in.1 It happened that I was to sleep in a trunnel-bed, that was run underneath my uncle's bed in ..."

4. Iron Making in Alabama by William Battle Phillips (1898)
"The door was 2£ ft. wide and 3 ft. high. The trunnel head was 14 in. deep and 14in. in diameter. The weight of washed slack charged was 11575 Ibs., ..."

5. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1851)
"It happened that I was to sleep in a trunnel-bed, ... The foot of my trunnel-bed was about two yards from the grate, and the light of the fire played ..."

6. The Poughkeepsie Casket by Egbert B. Killey, Benson John Lossing (1839)
"You вес,' he added, 'crouching down, 'that trunnel head, there—that email cog wheel ? Well, that's out of gear just yet, when I turn that inlo gear, ..."

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