treadwheel


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Noun1.Treadwheel - a mill that is powered by men or animals walking on a circular belt or climbing stepstreadwheel - a mill that is powered by men or animals walking on a circular belt or climbing steps
milling machinery, grinder, mill - machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
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The gaol retains the only surviving treadwheel at a prison in England and Wales, while replica thumbscrews are available to take home from the gift shop.
The gaol held 30 prisoners when full, and is still home to the treadwheel walked by the inmates at 10-minute intervals for eight hours a day.
There are faint echoes of a debate that goes back to the start of the development of the modern prison over whether work should develop employment skills or consist of the pointless labour of the treadwheel.
31 /PRNewswire/ -- Life can seem like a treadwheel of training, conditioning and habits that keep mind, body and emotions rigid.