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Meaning of TREADLE

Pronunciation:  'tredl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a lever that is operated with the foot
  2. [v]  operate by a treadle, of machinery
  3. [v]  tread over; "the brickmaker treadles over clay to pick out the stones"

TREADLE is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: foot lever, foot pedal, pedal
 See Also: accelerator, accelerator pedal, automotive vehicle, bicycle, bike, brake pedal, clutch, clutch pedal, control, gas, gas pedal, gun, lever, loud pedal, motor vehicle, operate, organ, pipe organ, soft pedal, sustaining pedal, throttle, trample, tread, wheel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Trea"dle\, n. [OE. tredyl a step, AS. tredel. See
1. The part of a foot lathe, or other machine, which is
   pressed or moved by the foot.

2. (Biol.) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the tread.