Australian Slang
a person who returns to work after retiring
Canadian Slang
a tire that has been rebuilt.

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • Retread — Re*tread , v. t. & i. To tread again. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retread — index repair Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • retread — (v.) to put a new tread on (a tire), 1908, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + TREAD (Cf. tread) (q.v.). The noun is attested from 1914; in World War I it was Australian slang for a re enlisted soldier …   Etymology dictionary

  • retread — [rē tred′; ] for n. [ rē′tred΄] vt. RECAP1 n. 1. RECAP ☆ 2. Slang a person who is called back or returns to service, esp. military service …   English World dictionary

  • Retread — A retread, also known as recap, (or remould in the UK) is a manufacturing process designed to extend the useful lifespan of a worn tire. The word retread can also refer to a tire which has been taken through this process. Retreading starts with a …   Wikipedia

  • retread — [[t]ri͟ːtred[/t]] retreads 1) N COUNT: usu sing, oft N of n (disapproval) If you describe something such as a book, film, or song as a retread, you mean that it contains ideas or elements that have been used before, and that it is not very… …   English dictionary

  • retread — UK [ˈriːˌtred] / US [ˈrɪˌtred] noun [countable] Word forms retread : singular retread plural retreads an old tyre with a new outer layer of rubber …   English dictionary

  • retread — [“ritred] n. a burned out person; a made over person. □ Chuck is just a retread. He’s through. □ I need somebody fresh and alive, not some tired retread …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • retread — I. transitive verb (retreaded; retreading) Date: 1907 1. to bond or vulcanize a new tread to the prepared surface of (a worn tire) 2. to make over as if new < retread an old plot > II. noun Date: 1914 1. a retreaded tire …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retread — v. /ree tred /; n. /ree tred /, v., retreaded, retreading, n. v.t. 1. to put a new tread on (a worn pneumatic tire casing) either by recapping or by cutting fresh treads in the smooth surface. 2. to repeat or do over, esp. without the boldness or …   Universalium

  • retread — re|tread1 [ ,ri tred ] verb transitive to replace the outer layer of rubber of a tire retread re|tread 2 [ ri,tred ] noun count an old tire with a new outer layer of rubber …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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