Definitions for: Treadmill


[n] a job involving drudgery and confinement
[n] a mill that is powered by men or animals walking on a circular belt or climbing steps
[n] an exercise device consisting of an endless belt on which a person can walk or jog without changing place



Webster (1913) Definition: Tread"mill`, n.
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.

Synonyms: salt mine, treadwheel

See Also: business, exercise device, grinder, job, line, line of work, mill, occupation

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