Definition of Foot pedal
1. Noun. A lever that is operated with the foot.
Specialized synonyms: Accelerator, Accelerator Pedal, Gas, Gas Pedal, Gun, Throttle, Brake Pedal, Clutch, Clutch Pedal, Soft Pedal, Loud Pedal, Sustaining Pedal
Group relationships: Bicycle, Bike, Cycle, Wheel, Automotive Vehicle, Motor Vehicle, Organ, Pipe Organ
Generic synonyms: Lever
Derivative terms: Pedal, Treadle
Lexicographical Neighbors of Foot Pedal
Literary usage of Foot 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 stopping—throw "clutch out" by movement of foot pedal. (Usually left foot pedal.) Apply running brakes (usually right foot pedal. ..."
2. Prof. H. Kling's Modern Orchestration and Instrumentation: Or, The Art of by Henri Kling (1905)
"The 16 foot Pedal-stop fills exceedingly well. e.) The Reed-choir, containing only Fundamental stops: The Posaune (Trombone) 16', the best-known Pedal-stop ..."
3. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1914)
"The admission of air for the purpose of opening the door is controlled by a valve operated by a foot pedal, Fig. 2; the fireman, pressing down on the pedal ..."
4. The Anatomy of the Automobile by Andrew Lee Dyke (1908)
"When the pressure of the clutch spring (26) is relieved by means of the foot pedal (15) the driving disc (22) floats between the fly wheel and the outer ..."
5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1910)
"58, Foot-pedal for operating 77 throttle 59, Foot-pedal for operating brake 78, 60, Foot-pedal for operating clutch 61, Flywheel of engine 79, 62, ..."
6. Gasoline Automobiles by James Ambrose Moyer (1921)
"The foot pedal is in the position nearest the driver's seat. ... The Ford planetary transmission is operated by the back and forth movement of a foot pedal. ..."