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A pedal or lever operated by the foot for circular drive, as in a potter's wheel or sewing machine.
intr.v. tread·led, tread·ling, tread·les
To work a treadle.
[Middle English tredel, from Old English, step of a stair, from tredan, to tread.]
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a. a rocking lever operated by the foot to drive a machine
b. (as modifier): a treadle sewing machine.
(Mechanical Engineering) to work (a machine) with a treadle
[Old English tredel, from trǣde something firm, from tredan to tread]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. a lever or the like worked by the foot to impart motion to a machine.v.i.
2. to work a treadle.
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Past participle: treadled
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|Noun||1.||treadle - a lever that is operated with the foot|
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, throttle, gas, gun - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
brake pedal - foot pedal that moves a piston in the master brake cylinder
clutch pedal, clutch - a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism; "he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"
lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
pipe organ, organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
soft pedal - a pedal on a piano that moves the action closer to the strings and so soften the sound
|Verb||1.||treadle - tread over; "the brick maker treadles over clay to pick out the stones"|
|2.||treadle - operate (machinery) by a treadle|
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treadle[ˈtredl] N → pedal m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
treadle[ˈtrɛdəl] n → pédale f (de machine à coudre, de métier à tisser)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
treadle[ˈtrɛdl] n → pedale m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995