• Pedal

    Pronunciation

    • noun enPR: pĕdʹəl, IPA: /ˈpɛdəl/
    • adjective enPR: pēdʹəl, IPA: /ˈpiːdəl/ or as the noun
    • Homophones: peddle, petal some dialects

    Origin

    From French pédale, Italian pedale, Latin pedālis

    Full definition of pedal

    Noun

    pedal

    (plural pedals)
    1. A lever operated by one's foot that is used to control a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or pianoThere are three pedals on manual cars, two on automatics.A piano usually has two or three pedals.the pedal of a loom
    2. (medicine) a foot or footlike part.

    Verb

    1. To operate a pedal attached to a wheel in a continuous circular motion.to pedal one's loom
    2. To operate a bicycle.He was out of breath from pedalling up the steep hill.

    Adjective

    pedal

    1. Of or relating to the foot.

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