Definitions for pedal
ˈpɛd l; for 6 also ˈpid lped·al
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word pedal.
pedal point, pedalnoun
a sustained bass note
pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot leveradjective
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, wheelverb
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.
Etymology: From pédale, pedale, pedalis
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Belonging to a foot. Dict.
Etymology: pedalis, Lat.
A pedal is a lever or mechanism operated by foot movement, used to control, activate, or propel a device or machine. This term is often associated with vehicles, bicycles, pianos, sewing machines or musical instruments, among other devices. In the context of geometry, a pedal can also refer to a line or curve that is connected to another curve's pedal point.
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
Etymology: [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.]
A type of product.
Pedals are used for bicycles, vehicles, pianos etc.
Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020
The numerical value of pedal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of pedal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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.
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.
He expanded the pedal part of the steel. The mechanical evolution of the instrument that led to a new style of playing that was much more expressive and unpredictable, he had this sly, wicked grin that was so great, and if you played something he liked he would look at you and give you that little grin that was the nicest seal of approval ever.
Stay calm and pedal on
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.
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- pedal, pedalejarCatalan, Valencian
- pedal, pedalearSpanish
- polkea, poljin, pedaaliFinnish
- pédale, pédalerFrench
- troitheánaigh, troitheánIrish
- casachan, troigheanScottish Gaelic
- պեդալ, ոտնակArmenian
- pedalare, pedaleItalian
- педала, педалираMacedonian
- pedalNorwegian Nynorsk
- pedał, pedałowaćPolish
- trampa, pedalSwedish
- ayaklık, pedalTurkish
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