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
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
Origin: [L. pedalis, fr. pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Pew.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ped′al, adj. pertaining to a foot.—n. any part of a machine transmitting power from the foot: in musical instruments, a lever moved by the foot.—v.i. to work a pedal.—n. Pēdā′le, a foot-cloth in front of an altar: a collection of canons of general councils in the Greek Church.—adjs. Pēdā′lian, relating to the foot, or to a metrical foot; Ped′āte, divided like a foot: (bot.) having the side lobes of a divided leaf also divided into smaller parts, the midribs of which do not run to a common centre as in the palmate leaf.—adv. Ped′ātely.—adj. Pedat′ifid, divided in a pedate manner, but having the divisions connected at the base.—Combination pedal, a metal pedal in organs controlling several stops at once. [L. pedalis—pes, pedis, the foot.]
The numerical value of pedal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of pedal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Balances show we are oversupplied and OPEC is in pedal-to-the-metal mode.
Courage is a gas pedal and fear is a brake; when we go to our destination, we need both!
They didn't need men because they had each other, a significant other. It doesn't matter if the cat's in pants or pedal-pushers. I don't think we're supposed to fly solo.
It's not like it used to be, now everybody is counting their pedal strokes. The gaps allowed to the breakaway groups are not as big because the peloton does not have the same strength to catch them.
In extreme environments the brain has a very protective role and is the limiting factor for performance, it doesn't allow you to move at a certain speed or pedal at certain power. It's not traditional fatigue because your muscles tired -- they are fine, it's your brain saying no.
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- pedal, pedalejarCatalan, Valencian
- pedalear, pedalSpanish
- polkea, poljin, pedaaliFinnish
- pédaler, pédaleFrench
- troitheán, troitheánaighIrish
- casachan, troigheanScottish Gaelic
- պեդալ, ոտնակArmenian
- pedalare, pedaleItalian
- педала, педалираMacedonian
- pedalNorwegian Nynorsk
- pedałować, pedałPolish
- pedal, trampaSwedish
- pedal, ayaklıkTurkish
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