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English definition of “tread”

tread

noun [C or U] (PATTERN ON TYRE)    /tred/
the pattern of raised lines on a tyre that prevents a vehicle from sliding on the road: The tread on your tyres is very worn.The exterior of vehicles
(Definition of tread noun (PATTERN ON TYRE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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