Part of speech: noun

A lever for the foot, in musical instruments and light machinery.

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Usage examples "pedal":

  1. Bunny looked at the handle brake and at the one worked by the foot pedal. - "Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour", Laura Lee Hope.
  2. The boy with one foot on the pedal mounted sideways and slid along the platform slowly, indifferently. - "The City of Fire", Grace Livingston Hill.
  3. Houston pressed on the clutch pedal, allowing the car to coast slowly until the hill became steeper again. - "The White Desert", Courtney Ryley Cooper.