untread

verb

un·​tread ˌən-ˈtred How to pronounce untread (audio)
untreaded; untreading; untreads

transitive verb

archaic
: to tread back : retrace

Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untread was in 1593

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Cite this Entry

“Untread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untread. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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