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pedal steel guitar

an oblong, floor-mounted electrified guitar, usually having ten strings, fretted with a steel bar and producing a wailing sound that is modulated by use of a foot pedal.
Also called pedal steel.
Origin of pedal steel guitar
1965-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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pedal steel guitar

a floor-mounted, multineck, lap steel guitar with each set of strings tuned to a different open chord and foot pedals to raise or lower the pitch
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