Definition Of peddles

noun

a foot-operated throttle, brake, or clutch control in a motor vehicle.

each of a pair of foot-operated levers used for powering a bicycle or other vehicle propelled by the legs.

each of a set of two or three levers on a piano, particularly (also sustaining pedal ) one that, when depressed by the foot, prevents the dampers from stopping the sound when the keys are released. The second is the soft pedal ; a third, if present, produces either selective sustaining or complete muffling of the tone.

move by working the pedals of a bicycle.

they pedaled along the canal towpath

verb

try to sell (something, especially small goods) by going from house to house or place to place.

Much the same advice applies as in Spain; avoid leather goods and wooden trinkets, especially those peddled by hawkers who wander the beaches of the Algarve interrupting your sunbathing.


More Definitions

Example Of peddles

  • A former town centre security guard who rented a car for drug dealers to use to peddle heroin across Swindon has been jailed for a year.

  • A gang of evil drug dealers have been put behind bars for a total of nearly 20 years for peddling cocaine, Ecstasy and amphetamines.

  • A plethora of street vendors enthusiastically peddle their wares a bottle's throw from the two pubs.

  • A suspect in a major investigation into a drugs gang that had a nationwide network peddling heroin is believed to be back in Britain.

  • A teenage drug dealer who peddled heroin and crack cocaine on the streets of Swindon is facing a lengthy jail term.


  • More Example