Meaning of treadle

trea•dle

Pronunciation: (tred'l), [key]
— n., v., -dled, -dling.
—n.
  1. a lever or the like worked by continual action of the foot to impart motion to a machine.
  2. a platform, as on a bus or trolleycar, for opening an exit door.
—v.i.
  1. to work a treadle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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