- a foot-operated keyboard, as on an organ or harpsichord.
- any of the keys of such a keyboard.
- pedal point.
verb (used without object), ped·aled, ped·al·ing or (especially British) ped·alled, ped·al·ling.
verb (used with object), ped·aled, ped·al·ing or (especially British) ped·alled, ped·al·ling.
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Example sentences from the Web for pedal
It seems today that we might be pedaling back to an Age of the Bicycle, one Dodge is all too ready for.Pryor Dodge's Two-Wheeled Obsession Is Now a Museum of Bike History|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A vacation from life, I thought, pedaling in place in a row of whirring machines, how nice.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’|Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts|March 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The pedaling—and peddling—worked and Brown agreed to allow the bill to come to the floor.
Typically, a patient with Parkinson's riding a bike maintains a pedaling rate of around 50-60 RPMs.
The subject of Pedaling is aptly explained by means of numerous illustrations.Piano Mastery|Harriette Brower
We passed Elfrida and her sister to-day, pedaling along for dear life.Seeing France with Uncle John|Anne Warner
Ten minutes later, another cyclist, pedaling furiously, rode into the zone of light cast by their head-lamps.The Grell Mystery|Frank Froest
He was pedaling at top speed, for he knew only by acquiring a big lead could he hope to win.The Motor Boys|Clarence Young
British Dictionary definitions for pedal (1 of 2)
- 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
- (as modifier)a pedal cycle; a pianist's pedal technique
verb -als, -alling or -alled or US -als, -aling or -aled
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British Dictionary definitions for pedal (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with pedal
see soft pedal.