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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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SIG currently lists the weight of the Tread on its website as seven pounds, but even with an empty magazine in place it weighs only she pounds, 13 ounces, so I'm guessing somebody rounded up.
Check the depth of the main tread grooves in several places across and around the tyre.
The metal cutting process of wheel reprofiling is seen as a process that develops great plastic deformation and the separation of chip from tread. The surficial metal of tread develops elastic-plastic deformation during wheel reprofiling; under the action of cutter, the cut material turns into chip within short time.
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.
So even if your tire's tread is above the wear bars, that doesn't mean it's safe.
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 1.6mm although some fleet managers will change tyres as soon as they get down to 2mm.
During the safety inspection at the Junction City location, state regulators found another bus with its left-front tire having a tread depth below one-eighth of an inch and a right-front tire with a tread depth of one-quarter inch.
Thirteen kinds of tire tread compounds used for motorcycle treads subjected to high stress, treads for technical, agricultural and multipurpose vehicles were experimented.
Displacements for tread 3 were smaller than for tread 2, which is logical as tread 3 was nearer to the upper support and tread 2 was in the middle of the stair.
Goodyear said it found that tread design, nonskid depth and tread compound accounted for more than half of a truck tire's rolling resistance.
D in pharmacology and professional wildlife photographer) and Marie Wagner (an accomplished photographer and Registered Nurse), Tread Lightly: Venomous And Poisonous Animals Of The Southwest is a superbly illustrated and informative guide to identifying, avoiding, and surviving the venomous and poisonous wildlife in the American southwest.