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English definition of “pedal”

pedal

noun [C]     /ˈped.əl/
B2 a small part 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 sewing machine is operated by a foot pedal. He stood up on the pedals of his bike to get extra power as he cycled up the hill .Machine parts
(Definition of pedal noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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