- a foot-operated keyboard, as on an organ or harpsichord.
- any of the keys of such a keyboard.
- pedal point.
How to use pedal in a sentence
There are certainly scammers out there who want to separate you from your money and pedal you all kinds of things that don’t work.
Just attach a surfboard rack to your bike, get a seat pack for your other gear, and start pedaling.
Recumbent exercise bike systems typically include a reclined seat as opposed to an upright one, which requires that the frame extend backward somewhat to maintain the proper distance from the seat to the pedals.Best exercise bike: Get your miles in without leaving the house|PopSci Commerce Team|December 19, 2020|Popular-Science
A motor kicks in when you pedal to help you get where you need to go — giving you just enough exercise to not have to break a sweat.It’s okay if you weren’t paying attention to gadgets in 2020. Here are the best ones you missed.|Geoffrey Fowler|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
In anything, Trek as a whole is pedaling faster and more smoothly than ever.How Trek Bicycles has kept a great culture rolling in a fast-moving 2020|lbelanger225|November 23, 2020|Fortune
"It served him jolly well right," she said, pedalling faster.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|Various
There is a very great deal in pedalling evenly, as this not only lessens the labour but takes away all difficulty of steering.The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2|Various
Ellice, pedalling homeward, went more slowly now she was clear of the village.The Imaginary Marriage|Henry St. John Cooper
She seated herself upon the high bench before the organ, arranging her skirts so that they should not balk her pedalling.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
A commander of the gendarmerie mounts the hillside on his bicycle, pedalling with all his strength.'Neath Verdun, August-October, 1914|Maurice Genevoix
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
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British Dictionary definitions for pedal (2 of 2)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with pedal
see soft pedal.