• WordNet 3.6
    • n trunnel a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Trunnel A trundle.
    • n Trunnel (Shipbuilding) See Treenail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trunnel An obsolete variant of trundle.
    • n trunnel A variant of treenail.
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In literature:

I slept in a little trunnel bed under my mother's mistress' bed.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
She was fastened with 'trunnels,' not spikes and bolts, and hemp rigged.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
About a hundred pieces, I have heard, were left at the castle with their trunnels broken, or spiked.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams

In news:

Volunteers have been invited to help raise the beams and hammer in the trunnels (oak pegs), using simple hand tools, the way they used to.
Roxanne Trunnell moved up the steps on unsteady legs.
House of Representatives adjourn in honor of Judy Trunnell.
The Texas House of Representatives adjourned on Thursday in honor of Mercedes teacher Judy Dominguez Trunnell.
Help Trunnell's Farm Market Turn on the Lights.
Trunnell's Farm Market needs your help, Gang.