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Definition 1: a lever that is operated with the foot - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for treadle in the sense of this definition

(treadle is a kind of ...) a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

(... is a kind of treadle ) a pedal that controls the throttle valve

"he stepped on the gas"

(... is a kind of treadle ) foot pedal that moves a piston in the master brake cylinder

(... is a kind of treadle ) 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"

(... is a kind of treadle ) a pedal on a piano that moves the action closer to the strings and so soften the sound

(... is a kind of treadle ) a pedal on a piano that lifts the dampers from the strings and so allows them to continue vibrating

(... is part of treadle) a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

(... is part of treadle) a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails

(... is part of treadle) 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

Definition 2: operate (machinery) by a treadle - [verb of contact]

(treadle is a kind of ...) handle and cause to function

"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"

Definition 3: tread over - [verb of motion]

Samples where treadle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the brick maker treadles over clay to pick out the stones

(treadle is a kind of ...) tread or stomp heavily or roughly

"The soldiers trampled across the fields"

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