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pedalo

Line breaks: ped¦alo
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛdələʊ
 
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Definition of pedalo in English:

noun (plural pedalos or pedaloes)

British
A small pedal-operated pleasure boat.
Example sentences
  • The hotel had canoes, pedaloes, sailboats and powerboats for the use of its guests.
  • There is a continual panorama on the water according to season and weather: sailing boats, ferries, pedalos, water birds, fishermen, swimmers and ever-changing skies and light.
  • Rowing boats and pedalos can also be hired and prices start at £5 an hour per person.

Origin

1950s: from pedal1 + -o.

Words that rhyme with pedalo

diabolobibelotunderflow

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