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tread·le

 (trĕd′l)
n.
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.]

tread′ler n.

treadle

(ˈtrɛdəl)
n
(Mechanical Engineering)
a. a rocking lever operated by the foot to drive a machine
b. (as modifier): a treadle sewing machine.
vb
(Mechanical Engineering) to work (a machine) with a treadle
[Old English tredel, from trǣde something firm, from tredan to tread]
ˈtreadler n

trea•dle

(ˈtrɛd l)

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.
[before 1000; Middle English tredel stairstep, Old English. See tread, -le]

treadle


Past participle: treadled
Gerund: treadling

Imperative
treadle
treadle
Present
I treadle
you treadle
he/she/it treadles
we treadle
you treadle
they treadle
Preterite
I treadled
you treadled
he/she/it treadled
we treadled
you treadled
they treadled
Present Continuous
I am treadling
you are treadling
he/she/it is treadling
we are treadling
you are treadling
they are treadling
Present Perfect
I have treadled
you have treadled
he/she/it has treadled
we have treadled
you have treadled
they have treadled
Past Continuous
I was treadling
you were treadling
he/she/it was treadling
we were treadling
you were treadling
they were treadling
Past Perfect
I had treadled
you had treadled
he/she/it had treadled
we had treadled
you had treadled
they had treadled
Future
I will treadle
you will treadle
he/she/it will treadle
we will treadle
you will treadle
they will treadle
Future Perfect
I will have treadled
you will have treadled
he/she/it will have treadled
we will have treadled
you will have treadled
they will have treadled
Future Continuous
I will be treadling
you will be treadling
he/she/it will be treadling
we will be treadling
you will be treadling
they will be treadling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been treadling
you have been treadling
he/she/it has been treadling
we have been treadling
you have been treadling
they have been treadling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been treadling
you will have been treadling
he/she/it will have been treadling
we will have been treadling
you will have been treadling
they will have been treadling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been treadling
you had been treadling
he/she/it had been treadling
we had been treadling
you had been treadling
they had been treadling
Conditional
I would treadle
you would treadle
he/she/it would treadle
we would treadle
you would treadle
they would treadle
Past Conditional
I would have treadled
you would have treadled
he/she/it would have treadled
we would have treadled
you would have treadled
they would have treadled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.treadle - a lever that is operated with the foottreadle - 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"
bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
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
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
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
loud pedal, sustaining pedal - a pedal on a piano that lifts the dampers from the strings and so allows them to continue vibrating
Verb1.treadle - tread over; "the brick maker treadles over clay to pick out the stones"
trample, tread - tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields"
2.treadle - operate (machinery) by a treadletreadle - operate (machinery) by a treadle  
control, operate - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
Translations

treadle

[ˈtredl] Npedal m

treadle

[ˈtrɛdəl] npédale f (de machine à coudre, de métier à tisser)

treadle

n (of sewing machine)Tretkurbel f, → Pedal nt; (of lathe also)Fußhebel m
vitreten

treadle

[ˈtrɛdl] npedale m