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pedalnoun [C]

uk   /ˈped.əl/  us   /ˈped.əl/
B2 a ​smallpart of a ​machine or ​object that is ​pushed down with the ​foot to ​operate or ​move the ​machine or ​object: the ​brake/​accelerator pedal This ​sewingmachine is ​operated by a foot pedal. He ​stood up on the pedals of his ​bike to get ​extrapower as he ​cycled up the ​hill.

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pedaladjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈped.əl/  us   /ˈped.əl/

pedalverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈped.əl/  us   /ˈped.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
(Definition of pedal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pedalnoun [C]

 us   /ˈped·əl/
a ​smallpart of a ​machine or ​vehicle that you can ​press down with ​yourfoot 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.
(Definition of pedal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pedal”
in Korean 페달…
in Arabic بَدّال, دَوّاسة…
in Malaysian pengayuh…
in French pédale…
in Russian педаль…
in Chinese (Traditional) 踏板…
in Italian pedale…
in Turkish pedal…
in Polish pedał…
in Spanish pedal…
in Vietnamese bàn đạp…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 踏板,脚蹬子…
in Indonesian pedal…
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