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ˈtrɛd ltrea·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot leververb

    a lever that is operated with the foot

  2. treadleverb

    tread over

    "the brick maker treadles over clay to pick out the stones"

  3. treadleverb

    operate (machinery) by a treadle


  1. treadlenoun

    A foot-operated pedal or lever that generates circular motion.

  2. treadleverb

    To use a treadle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treadlenoun

    the part of a foot lathe, or other machine, which is pressed or moved by the foot

  2. Treadlenoun

    the chalaza of a bird's egg; the tread


  1. Treadle

    A treadle [from OE tredan = to tread] is a part of a machine which is operated by the foot to produce reciprocating or rotary motion in a machine such as a weaving loom or grinder. Treadles can also be used to power water pumps, or to turn wood lathes. In the past, treadles have been used to power a range of machines including sewing machines, looms, wood saws, cylinder phonographs and metal lathes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of treadle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of treadle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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