Pedal

Definition of Pedal

Pe´dal   Pronunciation: pĕd´al
a.1.(Zool.) 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
(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.
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.

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