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back-pedal to press backward on the pedals of a bicycle or tricycle in order to brake. [3 definitions]
brake pedal a device in a vehicle that you push with your foot in order to slow or stop the vehicle.
pedal point a single continuous musical tone, usu. in the bass, that is sustained while the other parts progress through harmonic changes.
pedal pushers calf-length pants worn by women or girls.
pedal steel an electrified steel guitar mounted on legs and equipped with pedals that provide added modulations of pitch.
soft pedal a pedal, as on a piano, used to soften musical tones.
soft-pedal to use the pedal on a piano that mutes the tone. [3 definitions]