Definition of pedal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pedal

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpɛdl//
     
     
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  1. 1a flat bar on a machine such as a bicycle, car, etc. that you push down with your foot in order to make parts of the machine move or work I couldn't reach the pedals on her bike. She pressed her foot down sharply on the brake pedal. a pedal boat (= one driven by pedals )
  2. 2 a bar on a musical instrument such as a piano or an organ that you push with your foot in order to control the sound
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