- treadmill ► NOUN 1) a large wheel turned by the weight of people or animals treading on steps fitted into its inner surface, formerly used to drive machinery. 2) a device used for exercise consisting of a continuous moving belt on which to walk or run. 3) a job or situation that is tiring, boring, or unpleasant.
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Treadmill — 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.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
treadmill — (n.) invented (and named) 1822 by William Cubitt of Ipswich, England; originally an instrument of prison discipline; from TREAD (Cf. tread) (v.) + MILL (Cf. mill) (n.1) … Etymology dictionary
treadmill — [tred′mil΄] n. 1. a kind of mill wheel turned by the weight of persons treading steps arranged around its circumference: formerly used as an instrument of prison discipline 2. a mill driven by an animal treading a sloping, endless belt 3. any… … English World dictionary
Treadmill — A treadmill is a piece of indoor sporting equipment used to allow for the motions of running or walking while staying in one place. The word treadmill traditionally refers to a type of mill which was operated by a person or animal treading steps… … Wikipedia
Treadmill — A machine with a moving strip on which one walks without moving forward. A treadmill was originally a wide wheel turned by the weight of people climbing on steps around its edge, used in the past to provide power for machines or as a punishment… … Medical dictionary
treadmill — [[t]tre̱dmɪl[/t]] treadmills 1) N COUNT: usu sing You can refer to a task or a job as a treadmill when you have to keep doing it although it is unpleasant and exhausting. Mr Stocks can expect a gruelling week on the publicity treadmill. 2) N… … English dictionary
treadmill — noun Date: 1822 1. a. a mill worked by persons treading on steps on the periphery of a wide wheel having a horizontal axis and used formerly in prison punishment b. a mill worked by an animal treading an endless belt c. a device having an endless … New Collegiate Dictionary
treadmill — n. on a treadmill * * * [ tredˌmɪl] on a treadmill … Combinatory dictionary
treadmill — UK [ˈtredˌmɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms treadmill : singular treadmill plural treadmills 1) a piece of exercise equipment with a flat moving surface that you walk or run on while staying in the same place 2) a situation that is very… … English dictionary