Definition of Accelerator pedal
1. Noun. A pedal that controls the throttle valve. "He stepped on the gas"
Group relationships: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane, Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine, Motorcar
Generic synonyms: Foot Lever, Foot Pedal, Pedal, Treadle
Derivative terms: Accelerate, Throttle
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Literary usage of Accelerator pedal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"When foot accelerator pedal is depressed, the rod (P) moves against a ... The accelerator pedal is the usual means of controlling the speed of the car ..."
2. Putnam's Automobile Handbook: The Care and Management of the Modern Motor-car by Harry Clifford Brokaw, Charles Ackerman Starr (1918)
"Then with the right foot press the accelerator pedal gently until the motor ... If it shows signs of stalling, press accelerator pedal a little more to ..."
3. Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 by Kelly Gallagher (2004)
"Brake Pedal, accelerator pedal Explanation: In the Brake Pedal, ... Application: Brake Pedal, accelerator pedal works well in any novel where a character ..."
4. The Modern Gasoline Automobile: Its Design, Construction, Operation and by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1917)
"Spark Advance Handle accelerator pedal I Throttle Control Stem , Throttle Lever Knob Fig. 711.—Parts of Motor Control System of Early Peerless Car. ..."
5. Motors and Motor-driving by Viscount Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe (1906)
"It would perhaps be as well here to explain the use of the third pedal referred to before as the ' accelerator pedal.' While not essential to the proper ..."
6. Gasoline and how to Use it by George Arthur Burrell, Oil statistical society, inc., Boston (1916)
"... and brackets by parts they support) accelerator pedal accelerator pedal bracket accelerator pedal pin accelerator pedal rod accelerator pedal rod-end ..."