- Slang a person who is called back or returns to service, esp. military service
transitive verbre·tread·ed, re·tread·ing, re·treads
- To fit (a worn automotive tire) with a new tread.
- To make or do over again, especially with minimal revision; rehash: retreading a familiar story line.
- A tire that has been fitted with a new tread.
- A revision or reworking; a remake or rehash: a trite retread of an old musical.
- Informal A person who has been retrained for work.
(third-person singular simple present retreads, present participle retreading, simple past and past participle retreaded)
From re- + tread (“grooves carved into the face of a tire") (noun)
(third-person singular simple present retreads, present participle retreading, simple past retrod, past participle retrodden)
- to tread again, to walk along again, to follow a path again.
From re- + tread (verb)