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pedal

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noun ped·al \ˈpe-dəl\

Simple Definition of pedal

  • : a flat piece of metal, rubber, etc., that you push with your foot to make a machine move, work, or stop

  • : a lever on a piano, organ, etc., that you push with your foot to make or change a sound

Full Definition of pedal

  1. 1 :  a lever pressed by the foot in the playing of a musical instrument (as an organ or piano)

  2. 2 :  a foot lever or treadle by which a part is activated in a mechanism

Origin of pedal

Middle French pedale, from Italian, from Latin pedalis, adjective


First Known Use: 1618

Rhymes with pedal


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pedal

adjective ped·al

Definition of pedal

  1. 1 \ˈpe-dəl also ˈpē-\ :  of or relating to the foot

  2. 2 \ˈpe-\ :  of, relating to, or involving a pedal



Origin of pedal

Latin pedalis, from ped-, pes


First Known Use: 1618


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pedal

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verb ped·al \ˈpe-dəl\

Simple Definition of pedal

  • : to push the pedals of (something, such as a bicycle)

  • : to ride a bicycle to a particular place

Full Definition of pedal

ped·aled also ped·alledped·al·ing also ped·al·ling play \ˈpe-dəl-iŋ, ˈped-liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to ride a bicycle

  3. 2 :  to use or work a pedal

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to work the pedals of

Examples of pedal

  1. He was pedaling as fast as he could.

  2. He pedaled down to the store.



1883

First Known Use of pedal

1883



PEDAL Defined for Kids

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pedal

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noun ped·al \ˈpe-dəl\

Definition of pedal

  1. :  a lever worked by the foot or feet




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pedal

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verb ped·al

Definition of pedal

ped·aled also ped·alledped·al·ing also ped·al·ling

  1. :  to use or work levers with a foot or feet <She's learning how to pedal a bicycle.>




Medical Dictionary

pedal

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adjective ped·al \ˈped-əl also ˈpēd-\

Medical Definition of pedal

  1. :  of or relating to the foot




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