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pedal

See also: Pedal and pedał

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EtymologyEdit

From French pédale, Italian pedale, Latin pedālis

NounEdit

pedal (plural pedals)

  1. A lever operated by one's foot that is used to control 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.

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pedal (third-person singular simple present pedals, present participle (UK) pedalling or (US) pedaling, simple past and past participle (UK) pedalled or (US) pedaled)

  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.

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AdjectiveEdit

pedal (comparative more pedal, superlative most pedal)

  1. Of or relating to the foot.

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pedal m (plural pedais)

  1. pedal (lever operated by one’s foot)

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pedal m (plural pedales)

  1. pedal

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pedal c

  1. pedal; a lever operated by one's foot that is used to control a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano

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