Meaning of “treadle” in the English Dictionary

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"treadle" in British English

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treadlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtred.əl/ us /ˈtred.əl/

a part of a machine that, when operated by the foot, gives the power to turn a wheel in the machine:

My grandmother still uses her old treadle sewing machine.

(Definition of “treadle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)