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pedal

1
a. 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
b. (as modifier): a pedal cycle

pedal

2
of or relating to the foot or feet

pedal

[′ped·əl]
(biology)
Of or pertaining to the foot.
(design engineering)
A lever operated by foot.
References in classic literature ?
The girl who had played the accompaniments sat at the piano and placed a decided foot on the loud pedal.
His head was down and his shoulders rounded, as he put every ounce of energy that he possessed on to the pedals.
Romantic possibilities of accident lurked in the worn thread of the screw that adjusted the saddle, in the precarious pedals, in the loose-knit chain, in the handle-bars, above all in the brakes and tyres.
he cried, letting down the pedal of the washing basin in which he had been sousing his healthy red neck.
What I did was to turn in the opposite direction to the other gate, where we might so easily have been cut off, and to pedal for my life--up-hill!
Of course the boys could charge up it quicker than we could pedal, but I even heard the voice of their stout instructor growing louder through the mist.
With a voice like that," he said, putting on the husky conversational pedal, "I was naturally trusted.
It had evidently been newly tuned and put in apple- pie order, but, perfect as it was, I think the real charm lay in the happiest of all happy faces which leaned over it, as Beth lovingly touched the beautiful black and white keys and pressed the bright pedals.
He found the pedals and tried them, ran his yellow hands up and down the keys a few times, tinkling off scales, then turned to the company.
Come, in due time, organist and bellows-boy, peeping down from the red curtains in the loft, fearlessly flapping dust from books up at that remote elevation, and whisking it from stops and pedals.
10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Demand for customized, unique sound is driving fretted products and effects sales to a seven-year high, while fueling a new wave of boutique pedal builders.
This is an analog reverb pedal for use with electric or acoustic guitars, electronic keyboards and more.