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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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Trodden admitted aggravated burglary, common assault and having an offensive weapon.
He said Trodden had stalked his young victim and subjected her to a prolonged ordeal.
Trodden was jailed for seven-and-a-half years and was told he would have to serve three-and-a-half years before being considered for parole.
S, trodden once by sheep; [C.sub.1], [C.sub.2], trodden once and twice by cattle Pasture Treading Before After Difference type(A) treatment(A) treading treading Cattle 18.3 (4.2) a 18.5 (5.6) 0.1 (3.7) Sheep 12.8 (3.1) b 15.6 (4.4) 2.7 (3.2) [C.sub.1] 15.2 (4.2) 17.8 (4.9) 2.7 (4.1) a [C.sub.2] 15.7 (4.2) 18.1 (5.1) 2.5 (3.7) a S 15.9 (5.5) 15.2 (5.3) -0.7 (2-2) b
Following the first treading, vegetative cover ranked untrodden [is greater than] sheep trodden [is greater than] [C.sub.1] - [C.sub.2]; surface damage ranked untrodden = sheep trodden [is less than] [C.sub.1] = [C.sub.2].