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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Treadle  \Trea"dle\,  n.  [OE.  tredyl  a  step,  AS  tredel  See 
  1.  The  part  of  a  foot  lathe,  or  other  machine,  which  is 
  pressed  or  moved  by  the  foot. 
  2.  (Biol.)  The  chalaza  of  a  bird's  egg;  the  tread. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  lever  that  is  operated  with  the  foot  [syn:  {pedal},  {foot 
  v  1:  tread  over  "the  brickmaker  treadles  over  clay  to  pick  out 
  the  stones" 
  2:  operate  by  a  treadle,  of  machinery 

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