Pedal meaning

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Pedal is to use your foot or leg power to power something, or to press on something that provides power.

An example of pedal is wen you make a bicycle move forward with the power of your legs by pressing on pedals.

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The definition of a pedal is something you push with your foot or legs that powers something or that prevents the dampers on a piano from stopping the sound.

The metal thing in your car that you press down on to let gas come in and power the engine is an example of a gas pedal.

The thing you push on with your foot to get your bike to move forward is an example of a pedal.

The thing you push your foot down on when you want a piano to hold a note is an example of a pedal.

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Of or relating to a pedal.
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Of or relating to a foot or footlike part.

The pedal extremities.

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To use or operate a pedal or pedals.
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To ride a bicycle.
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To operate the pedals of.
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Of or having to do with the foot or feet.
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Of or operated by a pedal or pedals.
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A lever operated by the foot, used in transmitting motion, as on a bicycle, or a pad pressed by the foot in activating a mechanism, as on a sewing machine, so as to operate a device.
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Such a lever or pad used to change the tone or volume of a musical instrument, as an organ or harp.
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To move or operate by a pedal or pedals; use the pedals (of)
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Of or relating to a foot or footlike part.

The pedal extremities.

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A lever operated by one's foot that is used to control a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano.

There are three pedals on manual cars, two on automatics.

A piano usually has two or three pedals.

The pedal of a loom.

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(medicine) A foot or footlike part.
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To operate a pedal attached to a wheel in a continuous circular motion.

To pedal one's loom.

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To operate a bicycle.

He was out of breath from pedalling up the steep hill.

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Of or relating to the foot.
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Origin of pedal

  • French pédale from Italian pedale from Latin pedālis one foot long from pēs ped- foot ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French pédale, Italian pedale, Latin pedālis

    From Wiktionary