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ped·al

 (pĕd′l)
n.
1.
a. A foot-operated lever used for actuating or controlling a mechanism, as in a loom, sewing machine, piano, or organ.
b. A similar foot-operated part attached to a crank and used for powering various devices, such as a bicycle.
2. Music
a. A pedal point.
b. A pedal keyboard.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a pedal.
2. (also pēd′l) Of or relating to a foot or footlike part: the pedal extremities.
v. ped·aled, ped·al·ing, ped·als or ped·alled or ped·al·ling
v.intr.
1. To use or operate a pedal or pedals.
2. To ride a bicycle.
v.tr.
To operate the pedals of.

[French pédale, from Italian pedale, from Latin pedālis, one foot long, from pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

ped′al·er, ped′al·ler n.

pedal

(ˈpɛdəl)
n
(Automotive Engineering)
a. any foot-operated lever or other device, esp one of the two levers that drive the chain wheel of a bicycle, the foot brake, clutch control, or accelerator of a car, one of the levers on an organ controlling deep bass notes, or one of the levers on a piano used to create a muted effect or sustain tone
b. (as modifier): a pedal cycle; a pianist's pedal technique.
vb, -als, -alling or -alled, -als, -aling or -aled
1. to propel (a bicycle, boat, etc) by operating the pedals
2. (intr) to operate the pedals of an organ, piano, etc, esp in a certain way
3. to work (pedals of any kind)
[C17: from Latin pedālis; see pedal2]

pedal

(ˈpiːdəl)
adj
(Anatomy) of or relating to the foot or feet
[C17: from Latin pedālis, from pēs foot]

ped•al

(ˈpɛd l; for 6 also ˈpid l)

n., v. -aled, -al•ing (esp. Brit.) -alled, -al•ling, n.
1. a foot-operated lever or part used to control, activate, or supply power to various mechanisms.
2.
a. a foot-operated lever on a keyboard musical instrument, esp. one of a set serving as a secondary keyboard on a pipe organ.
v.i.
3. to work or use pedals, as in riding a bicycle.
v.t.
4. to work the pedals of.
adj.
5. of or pertaining to a foot or the feet.
6. of, pertaining to, or using pedals.
[1605–15; (< French pédale) < Latin pedālis of the feet. See pedi-, -al1]

pedal


Past participle: pedalled
Gerund: pedalling

Imperative
pedal
pedal
Present
I pedal
you pedal
he/she/it pedals
we pedal
you pedal
they pedal
Preterite
I pedalled
you pedalled
he/she/it pedalled
we pedalled
you pedalled
they pedalled
Present Continuous
I am pedalling
you are pedalling
he/she/it is pedalling
we are pedalling
you are pedalling
they are pedalling
Present Perfect
I have pedalled
you have pedalled
he/she/it has pedalled
we have pedalled
you have pedalled
they have pedalled
Past Continuous
I was pedalling
you were pedalling
he/she/it was pedalling
we were pedalling
you were pedalling
they were pedalling
Past Perfect
I had pedalled
you had pedalled
he/she/it had pedalled
we had pedalled
you had pedalled
they had pedalled
Future
I will pedal
you will pedal
he/she/it will pedal
we will pedal
you will pedal
they will pedal
Future Perfect
I will have pedalled
you will have pedalled
he/she/it will have pedalled
we will have pedalled
you will have pedalled
they will have pedalled
Future Continuous
I will be pedalling
you will be pedalling
he/she/it will be pedalling
we will be pedalling
you will be pedalling
they will be pedalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pedalling
you have been pedalling
he/she/it has been pedalling
we have been pedalling
you have been pedalling
they have been pedalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pedalling
you will have been pedalling
he/she/it will have been pedalling
we will have been pedalling
you will have been pedalling
they will have been pedalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pedalling
you had been pedalling
he/she/it had been pedalling
we had been pedalling
you had been pedalling
they had been pedalling
Conditional
I would pedal
you would pedal
he/she/it would pedal
we would pedal
you would pedal
they would pedal
Past Conditional
I would have pedalled
you would have pedalled
he/she/it would have pedalled
we would have pedalled
you would have pedalled
they would have pedalled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedal - a sustained bass note
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
2.pedal - a lever that is operated with the footpedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, throttle, gas, gun - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
brake pedal - foot pedal that moves a piston in the master brake cylinder
clutch pedal, clutch - a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism; "he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"
lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
pipe organ, organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
soft pedal - a pedal on a piano that moves the action closer to the strings and so soften the sound
loud pedal, sustaining pedal - a pedal on a piano that lifts the dampers from the strings and so allows them to continue vibrating
Verb1.pedal - ride a bicyclepedal - ride a bicycle      
unicycle - ride a unicycle
backpedal - pedal backwards on a bicycle
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
2.pedal - operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
control, operate - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
Adj.1.pedal - of or relating to the feet; "the word for a pedal extremity is `foot'"
Translations
دَوّاسَةٌدَوّاسَهيَسير على الدرّاجَه
pedálšlapat do pedálů
pedalcykle
poljinpolkeapedaali
pedala
pedálpedáloz
fótstig, pedalistíga; hjóla
ペダル
페달
minti pedaluspaminapedalasvažiuoti
braukt ar divritenimīt pedāļuspedālis
pedálšľapať do pedálov
pedalpritiskati na pedale
pedal
ที่เหยียบของรถจักรยาน
pedalpedal çevirmek/basmakayaklık
педаль
bàn đạp

pedal

[ˈpedl]
A. Npedal m
loud pedal (Mus) → pedal m fuerte
soft pedal (Mus) → sordina f
B. VIpedalear
he was pedalling furiouslyestaba dándole duro a los pedales
C. VT [+ bicycle] → darle a los pedales de
D. CPD pedal (bi)cycle Nbicicleta f a pedales
pedal bin Ncubo m de la basura con pedal
pedal boat N = pedalo pedal car Ncochecito m con pedales

pedal

[ˈpɛdəl]
n [bike, car] → pédale f
vi [cyclist] → pédaler
I pedalled to school
BUT Je suis allé à l'école à vélo.pedal bin n (British)poubelle f à pédalepedal cycle nbicyclette f

pedal

nPedal nt; (on waste bin etc) → Trethebel m; to put the pedal to the metal (inf)Vollgas geben
vt he pedalled the bicycle up the hiller strampelte mit dem Fahrrad den Berg hinauf (inf); he pedalled the three miles to the restauranter radelte die drei Meilen zur Gaststätte; he pedalled the organer trat das Pedal der Orgel
vi (on bicycle) → treten; (on organ) → das Pedal treten; he pedalled for all he was worther trat in die Pedale, er strampelte (inf)so sehr er konnte; to pedal off(mit dem Rad) wegfahren

pedal

:
pedal bin
n (Brit) → Treteimer m
pedal boat
nTretboot nt
pedal car
nTretauto nt

pedal

[ˈpɛdl]
1. npedale m
2. vipedalare
to pedal up/down → pedalare su per/giù per
3. vt she pedalled her bicycle up the hillsalì la collina in bicicletta

pedal

(ˈpedl) noun
a lever worked by the foot, as on a bicycle, piano, organ etc. the brake pedal in a car.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈpedalled , (American) ˈpedaled
to move (something) by means of pedals. He pedalled (his bicycle) down the road.

to pedal (not paddle) a bicycle.

pedal

دَوّاسَةٌ pedál pedal Pedal πετάλι pedal poljin pédale pedala pedale ペダル 페달 pedaal pedal pedał pedal педаль pedal ที่เหยียบของรถจักรยาน pedal bàn đạp 踏板

ped·al

a. pedal; rel. al pie.
References in periodicals archive ?
2010) Effects of the Q-ring non-circular pedaling system on sprint performance in the BMX cycling discipline Motricidad-European Journal of Human Movement 25, 31-50.
Good pedaling depends upon many factors, including the acoustics of the performing space, the capabilities of that particular instrument, the relative speed of the passage in question, dynamics, voicing and the like.
They had the proper permits --the City determined they needed a taxi license, among other things--and they had rehearsed by pedaling the one-ton, 15-seat rig on a few practice tours, including a spin through the Blossom Time Grand Parade on Memorial Day Weekend with the mayor and county executive on board.
If your hips rock back and forth when pedaling the saddle is too high.
With the electricity produced by an hour of pedaling, we could light a 100-watt incandescent bulb for an hour, or power a 20-watt compact fluorescent bulb for about five hours.
Surveillance camera photos show the robber pedaling a BMX-style bicycle up to the bank, walking inside and going to a counter.
He sweats, pedaling his machine so quickly that he would pass most cars on a highway.
Rosenblum's Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music (Bloomington & Indianapolis, 1988), which has a useful chapter on pedalling and its practice on early pianos; The Pianist's Guide to Pedaling, ed.
Taking cues from the rider and the terrain, a special computer chip measures how fast the cyclist is pedaling, how fast the wheels are going, and how taut the chain is.
SGX-CA900 Cyclocomputer and SGY-PM900 Pedaling Monitor Aimed to Increase Cycling Performance
The purpose of the book as written in the foreword to teachers "is to give teachers and students an organized, systematic, and progressive procedure for developing artistic pedaling from the very beginning of piano study.
It's also helpful to imagine you are pedaling a tiny bicycle, pulling up on the pedals instead of pushing down on them.