pedal

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Noun[change]

Singular
pedal

Plural
pedals

A bicycle pedal
  1. A pedal is a kind of lever that is used by the foot to control a machine. A bicycle, a piano and a car all have pedals in them.
    He pressed his foot down on the pedal of the car and it started to go faster.
    A piano usually has two or three pedals to control the sound of the musical notes made.
  2. (medicine) A pedal is a foot or a foot-like part of the body.

Related words[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
pedal

Third-person singular
pedals

Past tense
pedaled

Past participle
pedaled

Present participle
pedaling

Plain form
pedal

Third-person singular
pedals

Past tense
pedalled

Past participle
pedalled

Present participle
pedalling

  1. (transitive) When you pedal something, you step on a pedal that is linked to a wheel so that it can move in circles.
    He tried the pedal his bicycle in the woods, but a wheel was stuck in the mud.
  2. (intransitive) When you pedal, you are trying to control and operate a bicycle.
    He tried to pedal across the countryside, but became breathless halfway through.

Adjective[change]

Positive
pedal

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Something that is related to the foot.