- All of this excess motion can rob the cyclist of the power that needs to be delivered to the pedals to drive the bicycle forward.
- The rider sits on a saddle, propels the vehicle by means of pedals, and steers with handlebars on the front wheel.
- It's more important for a race bike to actively absorb washboard and roots so riders can stay seated, powering the pedals to the finish line.
- The gear lever was at his right hand, the brake in the throttle pedal's usual place.
- Second, the brake and master cylinder rotate as the front end deforms, moving the clutch and brake pedal forward.
- Further tests are planned on gas, brake and clutch pedals.
- The basic notes of his music are very few and usually surrounded by a haze of the overtones created by the damper pedal of the piano.
- During performance, most students will need to stand while depressing the damper pedal to access the interior of the piano.
- I took this opportunity, not only to answer her question and remind her of the proper name for the damper pedal, but also to explore the piano and how it worked.
- The same format was often imitated at the organ, the pedal taking the bass and the manuals the treble lines.
- This implementation enables you to create a true dual-manual organ with bass pedals, a swell pedal and faders to control the drawbars.
- I understand that some of the older organs have quite short pedals, which meant you had to always play with the toes and not the heel.
- The guitarist fiddled with various electronic devices and guitar pedals throughout the show, showing great musical versatility.
- Solid-body guitars were combined with new sonic modification devices such as distortion boxes and wah-wah pedals.
- The band looks confused, their pedals keep making funny noises, their vocals come and go.
verb (pedals, pedalling, pedalled; US pedals, pedaling, pedaled)Back to top
- On a borrowed a bicycle, he pedals over hills and along dirt roads, encountering impenetrable characters and glimpses of his own nature.
- When the girls came pedalling along in the Bordeaux race - all legs and flowing hair - they were a sensation.
- You can see cyclists pedalling along, chatting away happily.
- But we are also abandoning red meat, drinking bottled water, double-locking our doors at night and sending our kids out with a crash helmet when they're pedalling the trike around the lawn.
- They allow those adults to pedal the trike around in the water.
- Begin moving your legs in a circular motion, as if pedaling a bicycle.
- Shipston junior triathlete Natalie Smith is pedalling hard for success this year as she aims for the ultimate prize - representing her country in international competition.
- The anarchists sped down Clarendon, followed by 30 uniformed Boston policemen pedaling hard.
- The rider then has a choice: to stop the bike or to pedal faster.
- The composer provides clear indications for dynamics, pedaling and phrasing.
- The student will enjoy exploring the many colors of piano dynamics, voicing and pedaling.
- He made something veiled and mysterious of the central fugue, and his virtuoso pedalling in the work's later stages was impressive.
People often confuse the words pedal and peddle. Pedal is a noun referring to a foot-operated lever, as on a bicycle, and a verb chiefly meaning ‘move by working the pedals of a bicycle’ ( they pedalled along the road). Peddle, on the other hand, is a verb meaning ‘sell goods or promote an idea’ ( he peddled printing materials around the country she peddled a ludicrously Utopian view of the past). The related words pedlar and pedaller are also confused. A pedlar (also spelled peddler, especially in the US) is a person who goes from place to place selling goods; the word for a person who sells illegal drugs or stolen goods (or, metaphorically, who promotes an idea or view) is generally spelled peddler. A pedaller (or, in the US, a pedaler) is someone who rides a bike.
with the pedal to the metal
- North American informal At full speed (with reference to pressing the accelerator of a car to the floor): she loved careening down the highway with the pedal to the metal southern Nevada’s ethic of pedal-to-the-metal growthMore example sentences
- Without so much as flinching, Bri had the car in drive and was screeching out of the parking lot with the pedal to the metal.
- So what if he gets driven around with the pedal to the metal?
pedaller (US pedaler)
- More example sentences
- The hours between 4pm and 7pm would be soon called ‘crash/death time’ because of the tired pedallers on the roads.
- The pedallers are rewarded by economic gains, although sometimes related issues are not addressed (such as traffic congestion).
- It seems the local force is keeping a close eye on pavement pedallers after complaints from pedestrians that the footpaths are unsafe.
adjectivechiefly Medicine & Zoology
- Scaphopods burrow by projecting their foot into the substrate and contracting pedal retractor muscles to pull the animal downward.
- Most actinarians are sessile; that is, they live attached to rocks or other substrates and do not move, or move only very slowly by contractions of the pedal disk.
- Near the pedal ganglia is a pair of statocysts, which are ovid or spherical.
early 17th century: from Latin pedalis, from pes, ped- 'foot'.