pedaler

Definitions

  • Unlicensed Pedallers
    Unlicensed Pedallers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pedaler a person who rides a pedal-driven vehicle (as a bicycle)
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Quotations

  • Claude D. Pepper
    Claude D. Pepper
    “Getting older is like riding a bicycle, if you don't keep pedalling, you'll fall.”

Idioms

Put the pedal to the metal - If you put the pedal to the metal, you go faster.
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Usage

In literature:

He don't hesitate to step on the pedal.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
With her bare foot on the soft pedal, that none might hear her, Sissy played.
"The Madigans" by Miriam Michelson
We work the pedals and hand cranks.
"The Weathercock" by George Manville Fenn
Sometimes I'd work de foot pedal for my Ma.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Two Composition Pedals to Swell.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield" by George Worley
Can't I have a good time in my own way without the whole church pedaling me from door to door?
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
Dan pedaled away, laughing harshly.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
He spoke very slowly and deliberately, quietly, as if the soft pedal were always down in his voice.
"Wintry Peacock" by D. H. Lawrence
He has been hollering for soft pedal all the time.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
I can see her now settin' at de weavin' machine an' hear de pedals goin' plop, plop, as she treaded dem wid her feets.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
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In poetry:

She'd a purple mac for wet days,
A green umbrella too to take,
She'd a bicycle with shopping basket
And a harsh back-pedal break.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
She could feel his hot breath behind her,
He was going to overtake;
And the bicycle went slower and slower
Because of that back-pedal break.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
Thou art the player whose organ-keys are thunders,
And I beneath thy foot the pedal prest;
Thou art the ray whereat the rent night sunders,
And I the cloudlet borne upon thy breast.
"Mater Triumphalis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
See, the church empties apace:
Fast they extinguish the lights.
Hallo there, sacristan! Five minutes' grace!
Here's a crank pedal wants setting to rights,
Baulks one of holding the base.
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning

In news:

Five Modern Effect Pedals That Recreate Gritty '80s Sounds.
Reporter Jed Kim takes us inside the K1 Speed go-kart racing track in Torrance, Calif. Go kart racers put the pedal to the metal.
The ' Indestructible ' Wah-Wah Pedal.
Time and again I have had close calls with delivery people and messengers who pedal down a crowded sidewalk without even slowing up.
Chris Jeffers pedals his magic chicken wagon.
Now she'll be pedaling as part of the Olympic triathlon.
Funk, Burgett, Keener and Hinkle take firsts in Adult Pedal Tractor Pull.
Terry Richard/The Oregonian Fall foliage is just beginning to arrive as Mike McQuoid pedals in central Oregon.
Step on the pedal to lift the seat, and step off to set it back down.
Once it is played back, most loop pedals allow for overdubbing new passages over the first one.
The plan offers a long-term look at the infrastructure and steps necessary to make roadways safer for children walking to school, commuters pedaling to work and recreational cyclists on a weekend ride.
Why pedal mixups are dangerously common.
The Fairbanks couple pedaled unicycles across the unpaved portion of the Denali Highway — 85 miles — last month, camping out as they went.
Ayden Zack, 5, of Attica, participates in the pedal pull at Attica Independent Fair Thursday evening.
"Captain America" thesp Dominic Cooper is about to put his pedal to the metal, as he's in negotiations to co-star opposite Aaron Paul in DreamWorks' "Need for Speed" movie.
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In science:

For example in a car, the action components might be accelerator pedal position, steering wheel angle, and brake pedal position.
The Local Optimality of Reinforcement Learning by Value Gradients, and its Relationship to Policy Gradient Learning
Through the mechanical action of seven pedals, each affecting the tuning of of strings of one pitch-class through varying the lengths of them by pressing them against certain contact points (similar to frets), the pitches of the strings can be changed among flat, natural and sharp.
Music in Terms of Science
Each pedal has three positions, with the top position corresponding to the largest string length for obtaining the flat notes.
Music in Terms of Science
If all pedals are set in the middle position, the scale of C-ma jor is obtained.
Music in Terms of Science
In the bottom position for shortening the string again to create a sharp, the scale of C-sharp ma jor is obtained by setting all seven pedals in the bottom position.
Music in Terms of Science
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