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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ped·al /ˈpɛdḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ped·al /ˈpɛdḷ , ˈpɪd-/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pe·dal a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the foot, or to feet, literally or figuratively; specifically Zool., pertaining to the foot of a mollusk; as, the pedal ganglion.
 2. Of or pertaining to a pedal; having pedals.
 Pedal curve or Pedal 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 surface.
 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)

 Pe·dal n.
 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 bicycle.
 2. Geom. A pedal curve or surface.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         pedal, foot lever]
      v 1: ride a bicycle [syn: bicycle, cycle, bike, wheel]
      2: operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument
      [also: pedalling, pedalled]