pedal steel

pedal steel guitar

noun
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:
1965–70, Americanism

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pedal steel guitar
 
n
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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