Meaning of PEDAL in English

PEDAL

[ped.al] n [MF pedale, fr. It, fr. L pedalis, adj.] (1611) 1: a lever pressed by the foot in the playing of a musical instrument (as an organ or piano)

2: a foot lever or treadle by which a part is activated in a mechanism

[2]ped.al adj [L pedalis, fr. ped-, pes] (1625) 1: of or relating to the foot

2: of, relating to, or involving a pedal [3]ped.al vb ped.aled also ped.alled ; ped.al.ing also ped.al.ling vi (1888) 1: to ride a bicycle

2: to use or work a pedal ~ vt: to work the pedals of

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.