What does treadmill mean?

Definitions for treadmill
ˈtrɛdˌmɪltread·mill

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. treadmillnoun

    an exercise device consisting of an endless belt on which a person can walk or jog without changing place

  2. treadmill, treadwheel, tread-wheelnoun

    a mill that is powered by men or animals walking on a circular belt or climbing steps

  3. treadmill, salt minenoun

    a job involving drudgery and confinement

Wiktionary

  1. treadmillnoun

    A piece of indoor sporting equipment used to allow for the motions of running or walking while staying in one place.

  2. treadmillnoun

    A mill worked by persons treading upon steps on the periphery of a wide wheel having a horizontal axis. It is used principally as a means of prison discipline.

  3. treadmillnoun

    A mill worked by horses, dogs, etc., treading an endless belt.

Wikipedia

  1. Treadmill

    A treadmill is a device generally used for walking, running, or climbing while staying in the same place. Treadmills were introduced before the development of powered machines to harness the power of animals or humans to do work, often a type of mill operated by a person or animal treading the steps of a treadwheel to grind grain. In later times, treadmills were used as punishment devices for people sentenced to hard labor in prisons. The terms treadmill and treadwheel were used interchangeably for the power and punishment mechanisms. More recently, treadmills have instead been used as exercise machines for running or walking in one place. Rather than the user powering a mill, the device provides a moving platform with a wide conveyor belt driven by an electric motor or a flywheel. The belt moves to the rear, requiring the user to walk or run at a speed matching the belt. The rate at which the belt moves is the rate of walking or running. Thus, the speed of running may be controlled and measured. The more expensive, heavy-duty versions are motor-driven (usually by an electric motor). The simpler, lighter, and less expensive versions passively resist the motion, moving only when walkers push the belt with their feet. The latter are known as manual treadmills. Treadmills continue to be the biggest selling exercise equipment category by a large margin. As a result, the treadmill industry has hundreds of manufacturers throughout the world.

ChatGPT

  1. treadmill

    A treadmill is a stationary machine or device that is used for walking, running, or climbing while staying in the same place. It usually has a moving platform with a conveyor belt and is powered by a motor, allowing the user to adjust the speed and sometimes the incline to vary the intensity of their workout. It is primarily used for exercise, physical therapy, and in tests to measure athletic performance or cardiac health.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treadmillnoun

    a mill worked by persons treading upon steps on the periphery of a wide wheel having a horizontal axis. It is used principally as a means of prison discipline. Also, a mill worked by horses, dogs, etc., treading an endless belt

Wikidata

  1. Treadmill

    A treadmill is a device for walking or running while staying in the same place. Treadmills were introduced before the development of powered machines, to harness the power of animals or humans to do work, often a type of mill that was operated by a person or animal treading steps of a treadwheel to grind grain. In later times treadmills were used as punishment devices for people sentenced to hard labour in prisons. The terms treadmill and treadwheel were used interchangeably for the power and punishment mechanisms. More recently treadmills are not used to harness power, but as exercise machines for running or walking in one place. Rather than the user powering the mill, the machine provides a moving platform with a wide conveyor belt driven by an electric motor or a flywheel. The belt moves to the rear requiring the user to walk or run at a speed matching that of the belt. The rate at which the belt moves is the rate of walking or running. Thus, the speed of running may be controlled and measured. The more expensive, heavy-duty versions are motor-driven. The simpler, lighter, and less expensive versions passively resist the motion, moving only when walkers push the belt with their feet. The latter are known as manual treadmills.

Editors Contribution

  1. treadmill

    A type of device, machine or product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes, styles and computer systems.

    There are a wide variety of treadmill on the market to suit a variety of budget and purposes, most in 2015 will have a computer system that gives data to the user.


    Submitted by MaryC on November 4, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of treadmill in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of treadmill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of treadmill in a Sentence

  1. Dan Bulay:

    Most people do not think about utilizing the treadmill’s incline feature, but most research will support the idea that the metabolic cost of walking on an incline will dramatically increase the difficulty of the workout.

  2. Fred Allen:

    We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.

  3. Betina Evancha:

    When we think about making new products, we're thinking about who can this bring into the Peloton member base who maybe didn't feel comfortable with our current product offerings, now folks who maybe don't have the $ 4,000 treadmill in their budget can afford the Tread experience.

  4. Robert Riener:

    They (patients) have to walk a lot, they have to do intensive training and walk on that treadmill while being body weight supported and the robot guides the legs and enables them to walk, which they could not do at all without this device.

  5. Le Corre:

    How would you train a panther to be fit? not on a treadmill.

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