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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A lever that is operated with the foot v. - Operate (machinery) by a foot lever.

Usage examples (36)
  • The treadle is a bamboo water pump powered by the human foot
  • Mainly women and youths operate the treadle pumps.
  • This Wheel to turn with treadle and cry, 'Knives and
  • One of them said, "There's a treadle computer below." for more
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