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Noun: treadle  tre-d(u)l
  1. A lever that is operated with the foot
    - pedal, foot pedal, foot lever
Verb: treadle  tre-d(u)l
  1. Tread over
    "the brick maker treadles over clay to pick out the stones"
     
  2. Operate (machinery) by a treadle

Derived forms: treadles, treadled, treadling

Type of: control, lever, operate, trample, tread

Part of: automotive vehicle, bicycle, bike, cycle, motor vehicle, organ, pipe organ, wheel

Encyclopedia: Treadle