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pedal steel

noun

Simple Definition of pedal steel

  • : a musical instrument that has strings which are plucked while being pressed with a movable steel bar and a pedal that can change the pitch of the strings

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pedal steel

  1. :  a box-shaped musical instrument with legs that has usually 10 strings which can be altered in pitch by the use of pedals and which are plucked while being pressed with a movable steel bar —called also pedal steel guitar

1965

First Known Use of pedal steel

1965


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