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     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.  [1913 Webster]


treadmill, n.
1 a device for producing motion by the weight of persons or animals stepping on movable steps on the inner surface of a revolving upright wheel.
2 monotonous routine work.



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