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pedal

noun [C]  us   /ˈped·əl/
a small part of a machine or vehicle that you can press down with your foot to operate the machine or make the vehicle move: bicycle pedals You have to press down hard on the gas pedal to get this car up hills.
pedal
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈped·əl/
[I/T] He struggled to pedal (his bike) up the hill.
Translations of “pedal”
in Arabic بَدّال, دَوّاسة…
in Korean 페달…
in Malaysian pengayuh…
in French pédale…
in Turkish pedal…
in Italian pedale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 踏板…
in Russian педаль…
in Polish pedał…
in Vietnamese bàn đạp…
in Spanish pedal…
in Portuguese pedal…
in Thai คันเหยียบ…
in German das Pedal…
in Catalan pedal…
in Japanese (自転車などの)ペダル…
in Indonesian pedal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 踏板,脚蹬子…
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