What does pedal mean?

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

  2. pedalnoun

    a foot or footlike part.

  3. pedalverb

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

    to pedal one's loom

  4. pedalverb

    To operate a bicycle.

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

  5. pedaladjective

    Of or relating to the foot.

  6. Etymology: From pédale, pedale, pedalis

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pedaladjective

    Belonging to a foot. Dict.

    Etymology: pedalis, Lat.

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

  2. Pedaladjective

    of or pertaining to a pedal; having pedals

  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

  4. Pedaladjective

    a pedal curve or surface

  5. 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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Numerology

  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. General Motors:

    General Motors is voluntarily recalling certain 2014-2018 model year Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra, and GMC Yukon vehicles for a condition related to increased brake pedal effort, in rare circumstances, these vehicles may have a condition in which the engine-mounted mechanical vacuum pump output may decrease over time, decreasing the amount of vacuum/power brake assist.

  2. Kolawole Maxwell:

    So we all need to keep the foot on the pedal.

  3. Alan Krause:

    While there have been experiments with linear drives, ones with a straight-line pedal path, no linear drive has equaled the performance of traditional bicycle cranks.

  4. Epicurus:

    Stay calm and pedal on

  5. 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.

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