pedal (plural pedals)
- 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
- (medicine) a foot or footlike part.
- (music) An effects unit, especially one designed to be activated by being stepped on.
- (equestrian, jocular) A stirrup.
- (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.
pedal (pedals, present participle pedalling; past and past participle pedalled)
- To operate a pedal attached to a wheel in a continuous circular motion.
- to pedal one's loom
- To operate a bicycle.
- He was out of breath from pedalling up the steep hill.
- French: pédaler
- German: pedalieren, in die Pedale treten
- Italian: pedalare
- Portuguese: pedalar
- Spanish: pedalear
pedal (not comparable)
- Of or relating to the foot.