pedal steel guitar


Definition of pedal steel guitar

  1. :  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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  1. :  of or relating to the foot

    :  of, relating to, or involving a pedal

  1. :  to ride a bicycle

    :  to use or work a pedal

    :  to work the pedals of

  1. :  commercial iron that contains carbon in any amount up to about 1.7 percent as an essential alloying constituent, is malleable when under suitable conditions, and is distinguished from cast iron by its malleability and lower carbon content

    :  an instrument or implement of or characteristically of steel: such as

    :  a thrusting or cutting weapon

  1. :  to overlay, point, or edge with steel

    :  to cause to resemble steel (as in looks or hardness)

    :  to fill with resolution or determination

  1. :  made of steel

    :  of or relating to the production of steel

    :  resembling steel

  1. :  a flat-bodied stringed instrument with a long fretted neck and usually six strings played with a pick or with the fingers

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