Pedal surface
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 — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pedal curve — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pedal note — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pedal organ — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surface of elasticity — Elasticity E las*tic i*ty ([=e] l[a^]s*t[i^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n. [Cf. F. [ e]lasticit[ e].] 1. The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • pedal osteitis — inflammation of the pedal (coffin) bone of the forefoot of a horse, due to overwork, corns, or repeated trauma such as that due to an irregular conformation of the hoof surface. Called also peditis …   Medical dictionary

  • Bicycle pedal — A bicycle pedal is the part of a bicycle that the rider pushes with their foot to propel the bicycle. It provides the connection between the cyclist s foot or shoe and the crank allowing the leg to turn the bottom bracket spindle and propel the… …   Wikipedia

  • Crescendo pedal — of an Allen Protege AP 31 digital organ, indicated by the organist s right foot. A crescendo pedal is a large pedal commonly found on medium sized and larger pipe organs (as well as digital organs), either partially or fully recessed within the… …   Wikipedia

  • Coombe Clipless Pedal — Clipless pedal Coombe The Coombe Clipless Pedal was a short production clipless bicycle pedal that saw a small following in the cycling community in the late 1990s and early to mid 2000 s.[1] The design is as stated: A retention mechanism for… …   Wikipedia

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