Definition of treadmill
1a : a device having an endless belt on which an individual walks or runs in place for exercise or physiological testingb : a mill worked by an animal treading an endless beltc : a mill worked by persons treading on steps on the periphery of a wide wheel having a horizontal axis and used formerly in prison punishment
2 : a wearisome or monotonous routine resembling continued activity on a treadmill the office treadmill
Examples of treadmill in a Sentence
the treadmill of exhausting family schedules
the treadmill of the morning commute to work
Recent Examples of treadmill from the Web
Ryan Braun is running on a treadmill for the first time since going on the DL for a left calf injury, though the outfielder says there is no timetable for his return.
Google Fit has been overhauled for Android Wear 2.X on the LG Watch Sport and now includes a wider range of workouts like walking, running, treadmill, biking, stationary biking, and stair climbing.
This is a man who, for most of his tenure as K-State’s football coach, has sought to cheat time by eating once a day, typically late at night while watching film on a treadmill.
Other studies have shown that calorie counters on cardio machines — treadmills, elliptical trainers, and so forth — are also overstated.
The researchers said this is less of a strain to a patient than being forced to walk on a treadmill with electrodes glued to the chest.
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First Known Use of treadmill
TREADMILL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of treadmill for English Language Learners
: an exercise machine which has a large belt that moves around while a person walks or runs on it
: a boring or tiring activity, job, etc., in which you repeatedly do the same things
TREADMILL Defined for Kids
Definition of treadmill for Students
1 : a device having an endless belt on which an individual walks or runs in place for exercise
2 : a tiresome routine
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