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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 and Etymology of pedal

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


First Known Use: 1618


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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 and Etymology of pedal

Latin pedalis, from ped-, pes


First Known Use: 1618

Rhymes with pedal


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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pedal

pedaled

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pedalled

pedaling

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pedalling

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 in a sentence

  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 for Students

  1. :  a lever worked by the foot or feet




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pedal

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verb ped·al

Definition of pedal for Students

pedaled

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pedalled

pedaling

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pedalling

  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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