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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[edit]


  • 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



Other music[edit]

  • 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


Other uses[edit]

  • 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)

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