Recent Examples of treadle from the Web
Tetrev’s father helped build out the space, which features a treadle-type pottery wheel in the window of the storefront.
British dentists in the 1970s, when power outages were a regular occurrence, might have kept an old treadle drill in the cupboard to add fillings without using electricity.
Stoppelman explained that individual warp threads, which make up the longitudinal pattern in woven cloth, are put on a roller and then threaded individually through wire heddles, which are attached to a shaft and then to a foot treadle.
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TREADLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of treadle for English Language Learners
: a small, flat bar that you press with your foot to operate a machine (such as a pump or sewing machine)
TREADLE Defined for Kids
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