What is a pedal?

The word "pedal" came to us from the Italian language"Pedale", and it originated from the Latin "pes", which means "leg" or "shoe". What is a pedal in modern Russian? Let's understand the meaning of this word and in cases of its competent use.

A pedal is a special device, lever or footboard, which is pushed by the foot and serves to activate any mechanism.

Some of the most famous to datepedals are automotive, which serve to control this vehicle. There are pedals in other modes of transport: airplanes, motorcycles, trams, trolleybuses, mopeds, bicycles, trains, etc. So, for example, using a bicycle pedal, a chain turning the wheel is activated. Transport pedals are mechanical and electronic.

There are pedals and in such musical instrumentsA piano, a harp, a drum and an organ. The organ pedal serves to extract sound from this musical instrument. Piano pedal intended to amplify or weaken the extracted sound. The harp pedal serves for chromatic transitions. On the drums with the help of the pedals set in motion individual impact devices of the installation.

About the pedals used in computer games-simulators you can read in the article How to connect the pedals to the steering wheel.

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