Definitions for pedalˈpɛd l; for 6 also ˈpid l
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ped•alˈpɛd l; for 6 also ˈpid l(n.; v.)-aled, -al•ing; -alled, -al•ling
(n.)a foot-operated lever or part used to control, activate, or supply power to various mechanisms.
a foot-operated lever on a keyboard musical instrument, esp. one of a set serving as a secondary keyboard on a pipe organ.
Category: Music and Dance
Ref: pedal point.
(v.i.)to work or use pedals, as in riding a bicycle.
(v.t.)to work the pedals of.
(adj.)of or pertaining to a foot or the feet.
of, pertaining to, or using pedals.
Origin of pedal:
1605–15; (< F pédale) < L pedālis of the feet. See pedi -, -al1
pedal point, pedal(noun)
a sustained bass note
pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever(adj)
a lever that is operated with the foot
of or relating to the feet
"the word for a pedal extremity is `foot'"
bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel(verb)
ride a bicycle
operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
pedal(noun)ˈpɛd l; for 6also ˈpid l
the object you put your foot on when riding a bicycle, driving a car, etc.
the gas pedal
pedal(verb)ˈpɛd l; for 6also ˈpid l
to push the pedal of a bicycle in order to move along
He pedaled hard up the steep hill.
A lever operated by one's foot that is used to control a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano
a foot or footlike part.
To operate a pedal attached to a wheel in a continuous circular motion.
to pedal one's loom
To operate a bicycle.
He was out of breath from pedalling up the steep hill.
Of or relating to the foot.
Origin: From pédale, pedale, pedalis
of or pertaining to the foot, or to feet, literally or figuratively; specifically (Zool.), pertaining to the foot of a mollusk; as, the pedal ganglion
of or pertaining to a pedal; having pedals
a lever or key acted on by the foot, as in the pianoforte to raise the dampers, or in the organ to open and close certain pipes; a treadle, as in a lathe or a bicycle
a pedal curve or surface
Translations for pedal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a lever worked by the foot, as on a bicycle, piano, organ etc
the brake pedal in a car.
- pedalPortuguese (BR)
- das PedalGerman
- پدال؛ رکابFarsi
- pedal, nogaCroatian
- fótstig, pedaliIcelandic
- pedalas, paminaLithuanian
- پدال؛ رکابPersian
- دپښې پايډل، دبايسكل پايډلPashto
- pedal, trampaSwedish
- 腳踏板Chinese (Trad.)
- педаль; ножний важільUkrainian
- ايک بيرم جو پير سے چلائي جائےUrdu
- bàn đạpVietnamese
- 脚踏板Chinese (Simp.)
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