treadmill

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treadmill

exercise equipment that allows the individual to walk or run in place on a rotating belt. A treadmill may be flat or inclined.

treadmill

(tred'mil)
A conveyor belt for walking or running in place; the speed of movement and angle of inclination can be varied during tests of cardiopulmonary health and conditioning.
See: exercise tolerance test

treadmill

mechanized running surface allowing the subject to walk/run without travelling forward, either at self-chosen pace (for sagittal/frontal-plane gait analysis), or forced pace (for cardiac and claudication stress tests)
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Building by building - 35 so far, including a toll cottage and treadwheel - this museum rescues old houses and workplaces due for demolition and rebuilds them in a village of 40 acres.
Even with changes in the propelling mechanisms, from the horse whim, through the treadwheel, and eventually to the portable treadmill, these animal ferries plied the open waters that were dangerous for smaller craft.