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Noun: gas pedal
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: accelerator)
  1. A pedal that controls the throttle valve
    "he stepped on the gas pedal";
    - accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas [N. Amer], throttle, gun

Derived forms: gas pedals

Type of: foot lever, foot pedal, pedal, treadle

Part of: aeroplane [Brit], airplane [N. Amer], auto, autocar [archaic], automobile, car, machine, motorcar, plane

Encyclopedia: Gas pedal