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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.
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
1. To use or operate a pedal or pedals.
2. To ride a bicycle.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedaler - a person who rides a pedal-driven vehicle (as a bicycle)pedaler - a person who rides a pedal-driven vehicle (as a bicycle)
bicycler, bicyclist, cyclist, wheeler - a person who rides a bicycle
rider - a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
unicyclist - a person who rides a unicycle
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Elle montre l'artiste en train de pedaler au coeur d'une foret, rappelant ainsi sa reflexion ecologique autour de l'oeuvre.
J'ai commence a pedaler dans la semoule et a me battre contre des moulins.
Le peloton aux vingt couleurs (20 nationalites) s'est ebranle des vendredi dernier pour un circuit en vingt-deux etapes pour imposer le rythme et s'interdire de [beaucoup moins que] pedaler dans la semoule [beaucoup plus grand que] a meme de recevoir l'accueil en applaudissements aux lignes d'arrivee dans les vingt-quatre wilayas a decouvrir.
RichTea, Pedaler, Comfort, Bates, Badger, Kloc, Alfie Swan.
Finally I came upon one pedaler who assured me, "It's fine to ride here, so long as you stay on the sidewalk.
Pedaler assis sur une selle mince et dure, et subir constamment des impacts repetitifs, genere une pression perineale extreme, qui comprime indirectement le nerf pudendal et augmente la friction dans le canal d'Alcock.
According to a Facebook post from The Pedaler Bike Shop, where Neal worked, the couple "were on a South American bike tour that would have been completed this Spring.
That's a bike with an extended wheel base that looks like a skateboard that children sit on behind the pedaler.
LBPS: The concept behind Pedaler Society is tried and true.
Let's make it fun--employer-sponsored prizes, private office pools for energy production, bragging rights for best pedaler and most improved.
It's true, I can now admit it: the solitary pedaler prays just by seeing the world as God's creation and our inheritance.