Meaning of TRUNNION in English


ˈtrənyən noun

( -s )

Etymology: French trognon core, stalk, stump

1. : either of two opposite gudgeons on which a cannon is swiveled — see cannon illustration

2. : a pin or pivot usually mounted on bearings for rotating or tilting something

• trun·nioned -yənd adjective

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