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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.
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Among Faricy's many valuable conclusions, one might single out four that are not widely understood: the depth of the damper pedal usually is related to dynamics, with a deeper pedal needed for louder dynamics; the una corda pedal can be used coloristically at any dynamic level, including in loud passages; the una corda pedal can be depressed just as progressively as the damper pedal; and bass notes marked staccato by nineteenth-century composers often should be pedaled.
AIDS Vaccine Ride and pedaled 400 miles from Montreal to Portland, Maine.