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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pedal  \Pe"dal\,  a.  [L.  pedalis,  fr  pes,  pedis,  foot.  See 
  {Foot},  and  cf  {Pew}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  foot,  or  to  feet,  literally  or 
  figuratively;  specifically  (Zo["o]l.),  pertaining  to  the 
  foot  of  a  mollusk;  as  the  pedal  ganglion. 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  pedal;  having  pedals. 
  {Pedal  curve}  or  {surface}  (Geom.),  the  curve  or  surface 
  which  is  the  locus  of  the  feet  of  perpendiculars  let  fall 
  from  a  fixed  point  upon  the  straight  lines  tangent  to  a 
  given  curve,  or  upon  the  planes  tangent  to  a  given 
  {Pedal  note}  (Mus.),  the  note  which  is  held  or  sustained 
  through  an  organ  point.  See  {Organ  point},  under  {Organ}. 
  {Pedal  organ}  (Mus.),  an  organ  which  has  pedals  or  a  range  of 
  keys  moved  by  the  feet;  that  portion  of  a  full  organ  which 
  is  played  with  the  feet. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pedal  \Pe"dal\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  p['e]dale,  It  pedale.  See  {Pedal}, 
  1.  (Mech.)  A  lever  or  key  acted  on  by  the  foot,  as  in  the 
  pianoforte  to  raise  the  dampers,  or  in  the  organ  to  open 
  and  close  certain  pipes;  a  treadle,  as  in  a  lathe  or  a 
  2.  (Geom.)  A  pedal  curve  or  surface. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  feet;  "the  word  for  a  pedal  extremity 
  is  `foot'" 
  n  1:  a  sustained  bass  note  [syn:  {pedal  point}] 
  2:  a  lever  that  is  operated  with  the  foot  [syn:  {treadle},  {foot 
  v  1:  ride  a  bicycle  [syn:  {bicycle},  {cycle},  {bike},  {wheel}] 
  2:  operate  the  pedals  on  a  keyboard  instrument 

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