A pedal (from the Latin ''pes'' ''pedis'', "foot") is a lever designed to be operated by foot and may refer to:

Computers and other equipment

* Footmouse, a foot-operated computer mouse * In medical transcription, a pedal is used to control playback of voice dictations


* Pedal curve, a curve derived by construction from a given curve * Pedal triangle, a triangle obtained by projecting a point onto the sides of a triangle



* ''Pedals'' (Rival Schools album) * ''Pedals'' (Speak album)

Other music

* Bass drum pedal, a pedal used to play a bass drum while leaving the drummer's hands free to play other drums with drum sticks, hands, etc. * Effects pedal, a pedal used commonly for electric guitars * Pedal keyboard, a musical keyboard operated by the player's feet * Pedal harp, a modern orchestral harp with pedals used to change the tuning of its strings * Pedal point, a type of nonchord tone, usually in the bass * Pedal tone, a fundamental tone played on brass instruments * Piano pedals, typically three pedals used to soften, sustain, or selectively sustain notes played on a piano * Pedal piano, a kind of piano that includes a pedalboard * Player piano, a kind of piano which plays prerecorded music, some designs of which are driven by pedals


* Bicycle pedal, the part of a bicycle that the rider pushes with their foot to propel the vehicle * Pedalo, a small boat, usually for recreation, propelled by one or more occupants using bicycle style pedals * Automobile pedal, such as the accelerator, brake, and clutch * Pedals (The Nottingham Cycling Campaign), a cycling advocacy group in Nottingham, England * Rudder pedal, to control yaw on an airplane

Other uses

* Pedal bin, a container with a lid operated by a foot pedal * Pedal bone or ''coffin bone'', the last phalanx and most distal bone in the front and rear legs of horses, cattle, pigs, and other ruminants * Pedals (bear)

See also

* Pedal boat (disambiguation) * Pedal Pusher (disambiguation) * Peddle, to sell something by going from place to place * Peddle (surname) * Petal (disambiguation) * {{disambiguation