"Truckle is one of the finest words in the English language" - Will Self

A truckle is a large cylindrical piece of cheese. Often Stilton will come as a truckle

There is some contention as to how a truckle should be consumed. I would use a silver serving spoon to scoop the cheese onto my plate from the middle, the purist would take a slightly less bacchanalean approach:

"The top inch of the cheese should be cut a wedge at a time. Each wedge should be about 1 inch thick. Only proceed to the next layer of cheese when the final wedge has been taken from the previous layer. Always use a sharp knife and try to keep the cut as smooth and flat as possible." - TeddingtonCheese.co.uk

The triangles of hard cheese that you normally find in supermarkets are taken from a truckle in this manner.

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.



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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."


Religion itself is forced to truckle to worldly poliey. Norris.


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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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