Personally, I like the combination of a sexy girl pushing the pedal—seen as a whole person, not just the feet.
The results are best heard on “Winter Wonderland,” complete with Donnie Herron on pedal steel guitar.
I strain and push and pedal and wonder, “When will this end?”
Ultimately “we want to take the opportunity to put the pedal to the metal,” Griffin said.
It sounds more extreme than it is—“forced exercise” is simply tandem riding in which patients are required to pedal 80-90 RPM.
In the pedal department no reed or flue pipe can begin to compare with a Diaphone, either in attack or in volume of tone.
Elizabeth saw it at a point when she could not control the pedal with her foot.
Of these the central probably corresponded to the mouth, two lateral to the eyes, and the remaining two to the pedal appendages.
All I had to do to work miracles was press ever so lightly a pedal.
pedal straps are easily put on; generally with screws at either end.
1610s, "lever (on an organ) worked by foot," from French pédale "feet, trick with the feet," from Italian pedale "treadle, pedal," from Late Latin pedale "(thing) of the foot," neuter of Latin pedalis "of the foot," from pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).
Extended to various mechanical contrivances by 1789. Pedal steel guitar is from 1969. Pedal-pushers "type of women's trousers suitable for bicycling" is from 1944.
When college girls took to riding bicycles in slacks, they first rolled up one trouser leg, then rolled up both. This whimsy has now produced a trim variety of long shorts, called "pedal pushers." ["Life," Aug. 28, 1944]
1866 of musical organs, 1888 of bicycles, from pedal (n.). Related: Pedaled; pedaling.
pedal ped·al (pěd'l, pēd'l)
Of or relating to a foot or footlike part.