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  1. (noun) A foot-operated lever used for actuating or controlling a mechanism, as in a loom, sewing machine, piano, or organ.
  2. (noun) A similar foot-operated part attached to a crank and used for powering various devices, such as a bicycle.
  3. (noun) Music A pedal point.
  4. (noun) Music A pedal keyboard.
  5. (adjective) Of or relating to a pedal.
  6. (adjective) Of or relating to a foot or footlike part: the pedal extremities.
  7. (verb-intransitive) To use or operate a pedal or pedals.
  8. (verb-intransitive) To ride a bicycle.
  9. (verb-transitive) To operate the pedals of.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. She often used the term pedal or pedalo-French slang for a homosexual-draping it with condescension, pity, and disapproval. - Jezebel
  2. You may not have ever heard the term pedal notes before, but we're sure you've heard them used in countless solos, and in many different styles of music. - Feeds4all documents in category 'SEO'
  3. The 'PM' attack on Michal Kaminski featured an extract from that 9-year old interview where Kaminski used the Polish word "pedal", which means "queer, poor, fag". - DRIPPING POISON
  4. What I found the most annoying with the automatic was that even gas pedal is set up differently, so when I was driving trough all those curves on mountain road, it was much harder for me to control the car. - My first car
  5. The accelerator pedal is just a computer mouse you push with your foot. - Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Somebody Should Write About This…


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