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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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Am I pedaling appropriately for this style of music?
The bus has six adjustable seats on each side of the vehicle--five pedaling seats and one with no pedals--and a "princess" bench in the back that can seat three people.
You don't want to be pedaling in a hyperflexed position; this places unwanted stress on the knees.
Sheila remembers pedaling the Bike Power Generator her dad built in the 1970s, and she couldn't have imagined then that she would earn her living building and selling human-powered generators.
The new technology, consisting of the SGX-CA900 high-performance cyclocomputer and the SGY-PM900 wireless water resistant pedaling monitor sensor, is expected to break new ground in the way cyclists' riding techniques are monitored, providing essential information and data to help increase power output, pedaling performance and total efficiency.
Because it is possible to teach several of the selections by rote, students are able to learn pedaling technique before they can read music.
Yes, there had been some tough pedaling that day in the muggy summertime conditions of New England, but what a reward this was.
To make changing gears a snap, "we programmed a computer chip in the smart bike to measure a biker's pedaling and wheel speeds," says Gold.
Like the mythic figure Daedalus, pilot Kanellos Kanellopoulos escaped Crete on his own power, pedaling his fragile aircraft 74 miles across the Aegean Sea to the shores of the Greek island Santorini.
Spending just 30 minutes pedaling a bike at a leisurely pace can burn between 140 and 380 calories.
In his book The Pianist's Guide to Pedaling, Joseph Banowetz has devoted an entire chapter to Gieseking's pedaling in Debussy and Ravel, and has included a master lesson by Gieseking, which Banowetz states was combined from several lessons on Debussy's Sunken Cathedral.
Some people compare elliptical exercise equipment to pedaling a bicycle while standing up.