Definitions for: Pedal

[n] a lever that is operated with the foot
[n] a sustained bass note
[adj] of or relating to the feet; "the word for a pedal extremity is `foot'"
[v] operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument
[v] ride a bicycle

Webster (1913) Definition: Pe"dal, a. [L. pedalis, fr. pes, pedis, foot. See
Foot, and cf. Pew.]
1. Of or pertaining to the foot, or to feet, literally or
figuratively; specifically (Zo["o]l.), pertaining to the
foot of a mollusk; as, the pedal ganglion.

2. Of or pertaining to a pedal; having pedals.

Pedal curve or surface (Geom.), the curve or surface
which is the locus of the feet of perpendiculars let fall
from a fixed point upon the straight lines tangent to a
given curve, or upon the planes tangent to a given

Pedal note (Mus.), the note which is held or sustained
through an organ point. See Organ point, under Organ.

Pedal organ (Mus.), an organ which has pedals or a range of
keys moved by the feet; that portion of a full organ which
is played with the feet.

Pe"dal, n. [Cf. F. p['e]dale, It. pedale. See Pedal,
1. (Mech.) A lever or key acted on by the foot, as in the
pianoforte to raise the dampers, or in the organ to open
and close certain pipes; a treadle, as in a lathe or a

2. (Geom.) A pedal curve or surface.

Synonyms: bicycle, bike, cycle, foot lever, foot pedal, pedal point, treadle, wheel

See Also: accelerator, accelerator pedal, automotive vehicle, backpedal, bicycle, bike, brake pedal, clutch, clutch pedal, control, gas, gas pedal, gun, lever, loud pedal, motor vehicle, musical note, note, operate, organ, pipe organ, play, ride, soft pedal, spiel, sustaining pedal, throttle, tone, wheel

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