Definition of Retread

1. Noun. A used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads.

Exact synonyms: Recap
Generic synonyms: Auto Tire, Automobile Tire, Car Tire, Rubber Tire



2. Verb. Use again in altered form. "Retread an old plot"
Exact synonyms: Make Over, Rework
Generic synonyms: Process, Work, Work On

3. Verb. Give new treads to (a tire).
Exact synonyms: Remold, Remould
Generic synonyms: Regenerate, Renew

Definition of Retread

1. v. t. & i. To tread again.

Definition of Retread

1. Verb. To replace the traction-providing surface of a vehicle that employs tires, tracks or treads. ¹

2. Noun. A used tire whose surface, the tread, has been replaced to extend its life and use. ¹

3. Noun. (military slang) a person who re-entered military service in World War Two after serving in World War One. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to tread again, to walk along again, to follow a path again. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retread

1. to furnish with a new tread [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Retread

retrated
retrates
retrating
retraumatization
retraumatizations
retraumatize
retraumatized
retraumatizes
retraumatizing
retravel
retraveled
retraveling
retravelled
retravelling
retravels
retread (current term)
retreaded
retreading
retreads
retreat
retreat from reality
retreatant
retreatants
retreated
retreater
retreaters
retreatful
retreating
retreatlike
retreatment

Literary usage of Retread

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pneumatic Tires, Automobile, Truck, Airplane, Motorcycle, Bicycle: An by Henry Clemens Pearson (1922)
"retread MOLDS FOR RIBBED OB NON-SKID TREADS A retread mold for curing one casing at a time, especially where a ribbed tread is desired, stands at convenient ..."

2. Journal of the Indian Roads Congress by Indian Roads Congress (1792)
"New 40000 retread 1 22000 retread II . 20000 (L,) retread III 18000 (Ls) retread IV ... New to retread I ... 80 % ie (ATj = 0.8) retread I to retread II . ..."

3. Tire Repairing and Vulcanizing by Henry Horace Tufford (1918)
"THE retread KETTLE: For repair shops two types are in use. ... THE retread MOULD: Similar to the sectional mould, except that it is made in one-third circle ..."

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