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pedal1 British & World English

Each of a pair of foot-operated levers used for powering a bicycle or other vehicle propelled by the legs

pedal2 British & World English

Relating to the foot or feet

pedal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(move by means of) a foot-operated lever;

gas pedal British & World English

The pedal that controls the speed of a vehicle’s engine

pedal bin British & World English

A rubbish bin with a lid opened by means of a pedal

pedal car British & World English

A child’s pedal-operated car

back-pedal British & World English

Reverse one’s previous action or opinion

pedal boat British & World English

A small pleasure boat driven by pedals

pedal note British & World English

The lowest or fundamental note of a harmonic series in some brass and wind instruments

pedal power British & World English

Cycling as a means of transport

pedal steel British & World English

A musical instrument played like the Hawaiian guitar, but set on a stand with pedals to adjust the tension of the strings

soft pedal British & World English

A pedal on a piano that can be pressed to make the tone softer

back-pedal English Thesaurus

although agreeing at first to the peace plan, they soon began to back-pedal

soft-pedal English Thesaurus

they soft-pedal the news because they worry she’ll take it personally

soft pedal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

pedal pusher British & World English

Women’s calf-length trousers

pedal wireless British & World English

A small radio transceiver with a generator powered by means of a foot-pedal

with the pedal to the metal British & World English

At full speed (with reference to pressing the accelerator of a car to the floor)

pedal point in pedal note British & World English

A note sustained in one part (usually the bass) through successive harmonies, some of which are independent of it

soft-pedal in soft pedal British & World English

Refrain from emphasizing the more unpleasant aspects of; play down

pedal pushers in pedal pusher British & World English

Women’s calf-length trousers

soft pedal in pedal1 British & World English

Each of a set of two or three levers on a piano, particularly (also sustaining pedal) one which, when depressed, prevents the dampers from stopping the sound when the keys are released. The second is the soft pedal; a third, if present, produces either selective sustaining or complete muffling of the tone

dead man's handle British & World English

(In a train) a lever which acts as a safety device by shutting off power when not held in place by the driver

dead man's pedal in dead man's handle British & World English

(In a train) a lever which acts as a safety device by shutting off power when not held in place by the driver

pedal steel guitar in pedal steel British & World English

A musical instrument played like the Hawaiian guitar, but set on a stand with pedals to adjust the tension of the strings

sustaining pedal in pedal1 British & World English

Each of a set of two or three levers on a piano, particularly (also sustaining pedal) one which, when depressed, prevents the dampers from stopping the sound when the keys are released. The second is the soft pedal; a third, if present, produces either selective sustaining or complete muffling of the tone

with the pedal to the metal in pedal1 British & World English

At full speed (with reference to pressing the accelerator of a car to the floor)