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Definition of pedal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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. 2a bar on a musical instrument such as a piano or an organ that you push with your foot in order to control the sound
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pedal