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tread

2 noun
     
tread
Related topics: Household, Motor Vehicles
tread2
1 [uncountable and countable]TTC the pattern of lines on the part of a tyre that touches the road
2 [countable]DH the part of a stair that you put your foot on
3 [singular] literary the particular sound that someone makes when they walk:
I heard the back door bang, and Rex's tread in the hall.

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