ped·​al·​er ˈped-lər How to pronounce pedaler (audio) ˈpe-dᵊl-ər How to pronounce pedaler (audio)
variants or less commonly pedaller
plural pedalers also pedallers
: something that is designed to be pedaled
If you want a more substantial workout than just a foot pedaler or desk bike for desk exercise, check out this under the desk elliptical.Amanda Capritto
Swapping your car for an electric bike or upgrading your regular pedaler for the electric kind has a lot of advantages but it does have its downsides, too.Dave Johnson
: someone who pedals something (such as a bicycle)
Prospective pedalers are asked to preregister for the second annual Bike Ride Around Burt County to help organizers plan for the event.Freemont (Nebraska) Tribune
A record-breaking Stirling cyclist has hit the roads again for a second gruelling effort across the north of Scotland. … The prolific pedaller … set a new provisional record time of 36 hours, 39 minutes and seven seconds.Stuart McFarlane
Of course, there's plenty more to a good cycling jersey than the retro Italianate charm its torso-hugging silhouette and chic prints afford, but there's a lot to be said for this pedaler's piece purely as a fashion statement.Aaron Toumazou

commonly confused with peddler

Examples of pedaler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miller says a rubberized non-slip bottom on a machine may not hold an under-desk pedaler in place. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 9 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pedaler was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Pedaler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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