Pedal

Pe"dal

(pd"l), n. [Cf. F. pdale, 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.
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