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pedal in Motor vehicles topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpedalped‧al1 /ˈpedl/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 (also bicycle pedal)TTB one of the two parts of a bicycle that you push round with your feet to make the bicycle go forward2 TTCTIa part in a car or on a machine that you press with your foot to control it She put her foot down on the accelerator pedal.3 APMa part on a piano or organ that you press with your foot to change the quality of the sound4 put/press/push the pedal to the metal
Examples from the Corpus
pedalI mean, look at what Hendrix had for pedals - just a Fuzz Face and a great big stack of Marshalls.the gas pedalGas pedal to the floor, we backed up with the engine whining and the chassis shaking.I don't use any effects, no pedals, nothing.It is compulsory to insure motorbikes but not pedal cycles, although insurance is available.I glanced over at Kip again and saw him wince when he weighed down on the pedal with his hurt foot.They moved in sequence like the keys on an antique pianola when the pedals are operated.But when I first drilled that hand-made aluminium throttle pedal down to its bump stop, I was absolutely stunned.