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 for Pedal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pedal \Pe"dal\ (p[e^]d"al), 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.
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     2. (Geom.) A pedal curve or surface.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pedal \Pe"dal\ (p[=e]"dal in def 1; 277), 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 (Zool.), pertaining to the foot
        of a mollusk; as, the pedal ganglion.
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     2. (p[e^]d"al) 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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pedal
      adj 1: of or relating to the feet; "the word for a pedal
             extremity is `foot'"
      n 1: a sustained bass note [syn: pedal point, pedal]
      2: a lever that is operated with the foot [syn: pedal,
         treadle, foot pedal, foot lever]
      v 1: ride a bicycle [syn: bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal,
           wheel]
      2: operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "pedal":
     advance, bar, beam, bicycle, bike, boom, bowl, bunt, bus, butt,
     cant hook, catch a train, chauffeur, choir, claviature, claw bar,
     clawed, console, crank, crow, crowbar, cycle, drive, echo,
     eighty-eight, entrain, fingerboard, footed, forward, go by rail,
     great, handspike, hoofed, impel, iron crow, ivories, jimmy,
     joyride, keyboard, keys, lever, limb, make a train, manual,
     marlinespike, motor, motorcycle, move, organ manual, outrigger,
     peavey, pedals, piano keys, pinch bar, plantar, pole, prize,
     propel, pry, push, ride, ripping bar, roll, row, shove, shunt,
     solo, spar, sweep, sweep along, swell, take a joyride, taloned,
     taxi, thrust, toed, treadle, troll, trundle, ungulate, wheel,
     wrecking bar
  
  

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