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tread

1. the outer part of a tyre or wheel that makes contact with the road, esp the grooved surface of a pneumatic tyre
2. the part of a rail that wheels touch
3. Vet science an injury to a horse's foot caused by the opposite foot, or the foot of another horse

tread

1. The horizontal upper surface of a step; includes the rounded edge or nosing which extends over the riser.
See also: Step
2. The horizontal upper surface of a step; includes the rounded edge or nosing which extends over the riser.

tread

[tred]
(civil engineering)
The horizontal part of a step in a staircase.
The distance between two successive risers in a staircase.
(engineering)
The part of a wheel or tire that bears on the road or rail.

tread

The horizontal surface of a step; often has a rounded edge that extends beyond the upright face of the riser below it.
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Several tire tunings to control tire structural design parameters in tread and sidewall are performed in order to match with vehicle R&H (ride and handling) and NVH performance during tire development.
The new tread design also includes sipes which increase the amount of biting edges on the tire and facilitate the evacuation of mud.
The law requires tyres to have a minimum tread of 1.
Results from the tests with one tread between spacers are presented in Figure 5 where the displacement is the value measured on the underside of the tread under the point load.
Two circumferential grooves and lateral grooves provide all-season performance, and a cool-running, triple-compound construction reduces energy generated within the tread, the company said.
Stairs along a hillside can be framed on the front and two sides with ties, timbers, or heavy-dimensioned lumber with the tread portion surfaced with a variety of materials.
In the interest of safety, the police, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and many vehicle manufacturers recommend tyres should be replaced when the tread depth measures between 2mm and 3mm.
which built the Yuba Ball Tread tractors from 1916-1921.
Besides the longer tread life, the major characteristics demonstrated are increased t/km/h and load capacity exceeding the current 4000R57, and a wider tyre footprint for lower ground pressure.
6 millimetres of tread a tyre is legal, it will not have much grip on the road and travelling in adverse weather conditions can be treacherous.