• (noun, verb) enPR: pĕdʹəl, IPA: /ˈpɛdəl/
  • (adjective) enPR: pēdʹəl, IPA: /ˈpiːdəl/ or as the noun

pedal (plural pedals)

  1. A lever operated by one's foot that is used to control or power a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano
    There are three pedals on manual cars, two on automatics.
    A piano usually has two or three pedals.
    the pedal of a loom
  2. (medicine) a foot or footlike part.
  3. (music) An effects unit, especially one designed to be activated by being stepped on.
  4. (equestrian, jocular) A stirrup.
  5. (music) The ranks of pipes played from the pedal-board of an organ.
    A small organ commonly has only one or two ranks on the pedal.
Translations Verb

pedal (pedals, present participle pedalling; past and past participle pedalled)

  1. To operate a pedal attached to a wheel in a continuous circular motion.
    to pedal one's loom
  2. To operate a bicycle.
    He was out of breath from pedalling up the steep hill.
Translations Adjective

pedal (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the foot.

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