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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ped•al /ˈpɛdəl/USA pronunciation
n., v., -aled, -al•ing or (esp. Brit.) -alled, -al•ling. n. [countable]
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a foot-operated lever to control, activate, or power various mechanisms:got her feet tangled on the bicycle pedals.
- Music and Dancea foot-operated lever on a keyboard musical instrument.
- to work or use pedals, as in riding a bicycle: [no object]He pedaled furiously up the hill.[~ + object]He could hardly pedal the bike up the hill.
(ped′l or, for 6–8, pēd′l),USA pronunciation n., v., -aled, -al•ing or (esp. Brit.) -alled, -al•ling, adj. n.
- a foot-operated lever used to control certain mechanisms, as automobiles, or to play or modify the sounds of certain musical instruments, as pianos, organs, or harps.
- a leverlike part worked by the foot to supply power in various mechanisms, as the bicycle.
- Music and Dance
- a foot-operated keyboard, as on an organ or harpsichord.
- any of the keys of such a keyboard.
- See pedal point.
- to work or use the pedals, as in playing an organ or propelling a bicycle.
- to work the pedals of (an organ, bicycle, etc.).
- Anatomyof or pertaining to a foot or the feet.
- of or pertaining to a pedal or pedals.
- using pedals:a pedal mechanism.
- Latin pedālis of the feet. See ped-2, -al1
- French pédale)
- ( 1605–15
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
pedal /ˈpɛdəl/ n
vb ( -als, -alling, -alled) ( US -als, -aling, -aled)
- any foot-operated lever or other device, esp one of the two levers that drive the chain wheel of a bicycle, the foot brake, clutch control, or accelerator of a car, one of the levers on an organ controlling deep bass notes, or one of the levers on a piano used to create a muted effect or sustain tone
- (as modifier): a pedal cycle, a pianist's pedal technique
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin pedālis; see pedal²
- to propel (a bicycle, boat, etc) by operating the pedals
- (intransitive) to operate the pedals of an organ, piano, etc, esp in a certain way
- to work (pedals of any kind)
pedal /ˈpiːdəl/ adj
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin pedālis, from pēs foot
- of or relating to the foot or feet