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Definitions for pedal
ˈpɛd l; for 6 also ˈpid lped·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pedal point, pedalnoun

    a sustained bass note

  2. pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot leveradjective

    a lever that is operated with the foot

  3. pedalverb

    of or relating to the feet

    "the word for a pedal extremity is `foot'"

  4. bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheelverb

    ride a bicycle

  5. pedalverb

    operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument

Wiktionary

  1. pedalnoun

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

    Etymology: From pédale, pedale, pedalis

  2. pedalnoun

    a foot or footlike part.

    Etymology: From pédale, pedale, pedalis

  3. pedalverb

    To operate a pedal attached to a wheel in a continuous circular motion.

    to pedal one's loom

    Etymology: From pédale, pedale, pedalis

  4. pedalverb

    To operate a bicycle.

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

    Etymology: From pédale, pedale, pedalis

  5. pedaladjective

    Of or relating to the foot.

    Etymology: From pédale, pedale, pedalis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pedaladjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. pedalis, fr. pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Pew.]

  2. Pedaladjective

    of or pertaining to a pedal; having pedals

    Etymology: [L. pedalis, fr. pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Pew.]

  3. Pedaladjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. pedalis, fr. pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Pew.]

  4. Pedaladjective

    a pedal curve or surface

    Etymology: [L. pedalis, fr. pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Pew.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pedal

    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. pedalispes, pedis, the foot.]

Editors Contribution

  1. pedal

    A type of product.

    Pedals are used for bicycles, vehicles, pianos etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pedal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pedal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pedal in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Dumoulin:

    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.

  2. Andrew Schneider:

    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.

  3. Chairman William Roedy:

    We have to keep our foot on the pedal.

  4. Brandt Snedeker:

    The years I'm playing good, it seems like it comes down to how you play Pebble for me the last two days, when the weather is good, you need to be able to get after it and shoot a low round. And the way the scores are right now and the weather forecast over the weekend, it's going to take ... somewhere around 20-under par to win this golf tournament. So I've got to look at 7- to 10-under par the next couple days to win. Can't take the foot off the gas pedal.

  5. Chief Executive Officer Eileen Drake:

    We don't take our foot off the gas pedal on either one of them.

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