pedal

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See also: pedál, Pedal, and pedał

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French pédale, Italian pedale, Latin pedālis.

Noun[edit]

pedal ‎(plural pedals)

  1. A lever operated by one's foot that is used to control a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano
    There are three pedals on manual cars, two on automatics.
    A piano usually has two or three pedals.
    the pedal of a loom
  2. (medicine) a foot or footlike part.
  3. (music) An effects unit, especially one designed to be activated by being stepped on.
  4. (equestrian, humorous) A stirrup.
  5. (music) The ranks of pipes played from the pedal-board of an organ.
    A small organ commonly has only one or two ranks on the pedal.

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Verb[edit]

pedal ‎(third-person singular simple present pedals, present participle (UK) pedalling or (US) pedaling, simple past and past participle (UK) pedalled or (US) pedaled)

  1. To operate a pedal attached to a wheel in a continuous circular motion.
    to pedal one's loom
  2. To operate a bicycle.
    He was out of breath from pedalling up the steep hill.

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Adjective[edit]

pedal ‎(comparative more pedal, superlative most pedal)

  1. Of or relating to the foot.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

pedal m ‎(definite singular pedalen, indefinite plural pedaler, definite plural pedalene)

  1. a pedal

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

pedal m ‎(definite singular pedalen, indefinite plural pedalar, definite plural pedalane)

  1. a pedal

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin pedālis.

Noun[edit]

pedal m (plural pedais)

  1. pedal (lever operated by one’s foot)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin pedālis.

Noun[edit]

pedal m ‎(plural pedales)

  1. pedal

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pedal c

  1. pedal; a lever operated by one's foot that is used to control a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano

Declension[edit]

Inflection of pedal 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pedal pedalen pedaler pedalerna
Genitive pedals pedalens pedalers pedalernas