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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I Town produces electricity, not with steam or water or wind but with the renewable resource of human effort, people walking on treadwheels.
Sometimes these treadwheels did accomplish something such as grinding corn or pumping water; more often they did nothing.
20) Ultimately, England's Prisons Act of 1898 abolished the treadwheel and the crank from the prisons.