Pedal
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. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to a pedal; having pedals. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • pedal — sustantivo masculino 1. Pieza o palanca que, empujada con el pie, pone en movimiento un mecanismo: los pedales de la bicicleta. Dale a los pedales. Si pisas el pedal, te saldrá el agua del surtidor. 2. Área: música Sistema mecánico que se acciona …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Pedal — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término pedal puede hacer referencia a: en general, cualquier tipo de palanca que se acciona con el pie; en particular: a los pedales del coche (acelerador, freno y embrague); al pedal de hombre muerto, un sistema …   Wikipedia Español

  • pedał — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. pedałale {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} w instrumentach muzycznych, w pojazdach mechanicznych, w niektórych urządzeniach: mechanizm dźwigniowy obsługiwany stopami (przez naciśnięcie stopą) : {{/stl 7}}{{stl… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • pedal — ► NOUN 1) each of a pair of foot operated levers for powering a bicycle or other vehicle. 2) a foot operated throttle, brake, or clutch control. 3) a foot operated lever on a piano, organ, etc. for sustaining or softening the tone. 4) Music a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Pedal — Sn std. (16. Jh.) Neoklassische Bildung. Neubildung zu l. pedālis zum Fuß gehörig , zu l. pēs (pedis) m. Fuß .    Ebenso nndl. pedaal, ne. pedal, nfrz. pédale, nschw. pedal, nnorw. pedal. Mit l. pēs Fuß oder einer nominalen Ableitung sind… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • pedal — [ped′ l; ] for adj.1, also [ pēd′ l] adj. [L pedalis < pes (gen. pedis), FOOT] 1. of or having to do with the foot or feet 2. of or operated by a pedal or pedals n. [MFr pédale < It pedale < L pedalis: see PEDAL the adj.] …   English World dictionary

  • Pedal — Pe dal, n. [Cf. F. p[ e]dale, It. pedale. See {Pedal}, a.] 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pédal — pédal, ale, aux [pedal, o] adj. ÉTYM. 1878; lat. pedalis « d un pied; du pied ». ❖ 1 Rare. Qui a rapport au pied. ⇒ Pédieux. 2 Géom. || Triangle pédal, qui a pour sommets les pieds des hauteurs d un autre triangle. ❖ HOM. Pédale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pedal — 1610s, lever (on an organ) worked by foot, from Fr. pédale, from It. pedale treadle, pedal, from L.L. pedale (thing) of the foot, neut. of L. pedalis of the foot, from pes (gen. pedis) foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot)). Extended to various mechanical… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pedal — pèdāl m <G pedála> DEFINICIJA 1. v. papučica (2a) 2. glazb. a. uređaj na različitim muzičkim instrumentima koji se pritišće nogom; namjena mu je različita (za sviranje, za postizavanje efekata i sl.) b. na orguljama klavijatura većih… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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