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retread

verb re·tread \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtred \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of retread

retreaded; retreading
transitive verb
1 : to bond or vulcanize a new tread to the prepared surface of (a worn tire)
2 : to make over as if new
  • retread an old plot

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First Known Use of retread

1904

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retread

noun re·tread \ ˈrē-ˌtred \

Definition of retread

1 : a retreaded tire
2 : something made or done again especially in slightly altered form : remake
3 a : one (such as a retired person) who is recalled or retrained for work
b : one (such as an athlete) who has previously held the same or a similar position

Examples of retread in a Sentence

  1. The show is just another TV sitcom retread.

Recent Examples of retread from the Web

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First Known Use of retread

1914

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re-tread

verb \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtred \

Definition of re-tread

re-trod play \(ˌ)rē-ˈträd\; re-trodden play \(ˌ)rē-ˈträ-dᵊn\ or re-trod; re-treading
transitive verb
: to tread again

First Known Use of re-tread

1605


RETREAD Defined for English Language Learners

retread

noun

Definition of retread for English Language Learners

  • : an old tire whose surface has been given a new layer of rubber

  • : something that uses ideas, stories, etc., that have been used before


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