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Meaning of TREADMILL

Pronunciation:  'tred`mil

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a job involving drudgery and confinement
  2. [n]  a mill that is powered by men or animals walking on a circular belt or climbing steps
  3. [n]  an exercise device consisting of an endless belt on which a person can walk or jog without changing place

TREADMILL is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: salt mine, treadwheel
 See Also: business, exercise device, grinder, job, line, line of work, mill, occupation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tread"mill`\, n.
A mill worked by persons treading upon steps on the periphery
of a wide wheel having a horizontal axis. It is used
principally as a means of prison discipline. Also, a mill
worked by horses, dogs, etc., treading an endless belt.