retread

[ verb ree-tred; noun ree-tred ]SEE DEFINITION OF retread

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RETREAD

McKenzie was getting old, he wanted a Retread, and wanted it badly.

On examination we found that there was no outlet practicable for us in this channel, and that we must retread our steps.

He turned, as these thoughts passed through his mind, and began hastily to retread his footsteps towards the castle.

I was not insensible that my path became more intricate and more difficult to retread in proportion as I advanced.

Well, would you walk into the Center for a Retread now without being sure he's wrong?

There had been a chilly look about Walter Rinehart's eyes before his first Retread.

WORD ORIGIN

"to put a new tread on (a tire)," 1908, from re- "back, again" (see re-) + tread (q.v.). The noun is attested from 1914; in World War I it was Australian slang for "a re-enlisted soldier."

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