HyperDic: treadle

English > 3 senses of the word treadle:
NOUNartifacttreadle, pedal, foot pedal, foot levera lever that is operated with the foot
VERBmotiontreadletread over
contacttreadleoperate (machinery) by a treadle
English > treadle: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA lever that is operated with the foot.
Synonymspedal, foot pedal, foot lever
Part ofbicycle, bike, wheel, cycleA wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
motor vehicle, automotive vehicleA self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
organ, pipe organwind 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
Narroweraccelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gunA pedal that controls the throttle valve
brake pedalfoot pedal that moves a piston in the master brake cylinder
clutch, clutch pedalA pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism
soft pedalA pedal on a piano that moves the action closer to the strings and so soften the sound
sustaining pedal, loud pedalA pedal on a piano that lifts the dampers from the strings and so allows them to continue vibrating
BroaderleverA rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
Spanishpedal
Catalanpedal
Verbstreadleoperate (machinery) by a treadle
English > treadle: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningtread over.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the brick maker treadles over clay to pick out the stones"
Broadertread, trampletread or stomp heavily or roughly
English > treadle: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningoperate (machinery) by a treadle.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderoperate, controlHandle and cause to function
Spanishpedalear
Nounstreadlea lever that is operated with the foot

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