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A lever that is operated with the foot.  Synonyms: foot lever, foot pedal, pedal.

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"Treadle" Quotes from Famous Books

... very complicated affair. The two eccentrics were secured to a sleeve or barrel, which fitted loosely on the crank shaft, between the two cranks, so as to turn freely. A treadle was used to change the position of this loose eccentric sleeve on the shaft of the driving wheel (moving it to the right or left) when it was necessary to reverse. Two carriers were secured firmly to the body of this shaft (one on each side of the eccentrics); ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891 • Various

Words linked to "Treadle" :   tread, gun, wheel, accelerator, accelerator pedal, clutch pedal, control, throttle, lever, cycle, soft pedal, sustaining pedal, clutch, motor vehicle, loud pedal, automotive vehicle, bike, organ, trample, brake pedal, gas pedal, bicycle, operate, pipe organ, gas

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