Meaning of treadmill
Pronunciation: (tred'mil"), [key]
- an apparatus for producing rotary motion by the weight of people or animals, treading on a succession of moving steps or a belt that forms a kind of continuous path, as around the periphery of a pair of horizontal cylinders.
- an exercise machine that allows the user to walk or run in place, usually on a continuous moving belt.
- any monotonous, wearisome routine in which there is little or no satisfactory progress.
- treadmill (Thesaurus)