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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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Because it is possible to teach several of the selections by rote, students are able to learn pedaling technique before they can read music.
You don't want to be pedaling in a hyperflexed position; this places unwanted stress on the knees.
The second stage involves sequential stimulation of the quadriceps, hamstring and buttock muscles to activate the patient's legs in a pedaling motion.
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.
Two other performance problems to be considered are the use of contrasting tone colors and pedaling.
After pedaling in the early morning to Fort William Henry, a reconstruction of a 17th-century English outpost, we just couldn't resist a detour on the return to photogenic Pemaquid Light (a term preferred to lighthouse here; and who can argue with a state that has 63 of them?
The chip remembers how fast you should be pedaling and shifts gears automatically to keep you pedaling at that rate - even when the terrain changes," Gold says.
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.
For each prelude, he includes a wealth of comments, pedaling possibilities, suggested phrase structure and questions designed to guide students toward further exploration (with an appendix containing his answers to these questions).
Some people compare elliptical exercise equipment to pedaling a bicycle while standing up.
He swallows 35 vitamins in the afternoon and 75 more before he goes to bed - all to power him up for pedaling 75 miles per day, on average, depending on the type of road and weather he's tackling.