noun \ˈpe-dəl\

: 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

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



Definition of PEDAL

\ˈpe-dəl also ˈpē-\ :  of or relating to the foot
\ˈpe-\ :  of, relating to, or involving a pedal

Origin of PEDAL

Latin pedalis, from ped-, pes
First Known Use: 1618

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with PEDAL


verb \ˈpe-dəl\

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

: to ride a bicycle to a particular place

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

Full Definition of PEDAL

intransitive verb
:  to ride a bicycle
:  to use or work a pedal
transitive verb
:  to work the pedals of

Examples of PEDAL

  1. He was pedaling as fast as he could.
  2. He pedaled down to the store.

First Known Use of PEDAL



adjective \ˈped-əl also ˈpēd-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PEDAL

: of or relating to the foot


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