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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.
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It's well known she did not have the best of conformation but also she fractured a pedal bone as a two-year-old and then strained a suspensory as a fouryear-old.
The 14-year-old winner is owned and trained by Middleham vet, Neil Mechie, who said: "He broke a pedal bone at Wetherby on his last run under Rules and was given to me when I was working at York Equine Hospital.
When a horse eats large amounts the pedal bone can start to sink towards the sole of the hoof.
He had won in France before we bought him and then he had to have a season off with a fractured pedal bone which was a bit of a concern at the time.
When a horse breaks a leg and is placed in a cast, an excessive load is created on the opposite foot; laminitis results when the phalanx (a bone analogous to a knuckle in humans) is torn from the inner wall of the foreleg, driving the wedge-shaped pedal bone into the sole like a knife.
Shoeing can in fact play an indispensable part in the treatment of laminitis, especially when rotation of the pedal bone has occurred.
Four months later, and after Arkle's illustrious career had ended when he broke a pedal bone in the 1966 King George, Stalbridge Colonist came within three-quarters of a length of beating Woodland Venture (Terry Biddlecombe) in the 1967 Gold Cup, an indication of the task which Arkle had faced in the Hennessy.
Solar ulcers arise when the structures supporting the pedal bone within the hoof weaken.
Once she recovered from problems with her knees and a fractured pedal bone last autumn, however, Johnston had always been adamant that her training regime had gone perfectly to plan.
It was her first run since she made it five wins from five runs in the Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket last July, after which she suffered a fractured pedal bone.
She was sidelined with a pedal bone injury after the last of her five victories as a two-year-old last July.
The fracture to a near hind pedal bone was the last thing Attraction needed her ungainly galloping action had already resulted in comparisons between her front legs and those of the waspish Scouse drag queen.