Definitions for retreadriˈtrɛd; ˈriˌtrɛd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•treadriˈtrɛd; ˈriˌtrɛd(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to put a new tread on (a worn pneumatic tire casing) either by recapping or by cutting fresh treads.

    Category: Automotive

  2. to revive or rework, esp. without the inventiveness of the original.

  3. (n.)a tire that has been retreaded.

    Category: Automotive

  4. Informal. a person returned to a position or occupation after retirement or dismissal.

    Category: Status (usage)

  5. a reviving or reworking of an old or familiar idea, story, etc.

    Category: Informal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retread, recap(verb)

    a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads

  2. rework, make over, retread(verb)

    use again in altered form

    "retread an old plot"

  3. retread, remold, remould(verb)

    give new treads to (a tire)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retread

    to tread again

Freebase

  1. Retread

    Retread, also known as "recap," or a "remold" is a re-manufacturing process for tires that replace the tread on worn tires. Retreading is applied to casings of spent tires that have been inspected and repaired. It preserves about 90% of the material in spent tires and the material cost is about 20% compared to manufacturing a new one.

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