treadle - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “treadle”

See all translations

treadle

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈtred.l̩/
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.
Translations of “treadle”
in Chinese (Traditional) (帶動機器中輪子轉動的)踏板…
in Chinese (Simplified) (带动机器中轮子转动的)踏板…
(Definition of treadle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of treadle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More