Definition of Clutch pedal
1. Noun. A pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism. "He smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"
Group relationships: Clutch
Generic synonyms: Foot Lever, Foot Pedal, Pedal, Treadle
Definition of Clutch pedal
1. Noun. (automotive) A pedal in a car that modulates the clutch mechanism, via clutch plate pressure. ¹
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Literary usage of Clutch pedal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"Place the other foot on the clutch pedal, which is the farthest one to the left. ... Now hold the steering wheel with both hands, and push the clutch pedal ..."
2. The Modern Gasoline Automobile: Its Design, Construction, Operation and by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1917)
"Before applying the foot brake, which is done by pressin;- with the right foot upon the pedal marked " B," the clutch pedal should be put in neutral ..."
3. Automobile Engineering: A General Reference Work by American Technical Society (1921)
"The adjustment A also adjusts the foot pedal, and when the clutch slips, this is usually owing to the clutch pedal striking against the under side of the ..."
4. Automobile Engineering: A General Reference Work by American Technical Society (1921)
"When pressed forward, the clutch pedal engages the low-speed gears, causing the car ... When the clutch pedal is halfway forward, all gears are in neutral, ..."
5. Bulletin by United States Bureau of war risk insurance. Division of military and naval insurance, United States (1917)
"How far should the clutch pedal have to be pushed down before this clutch ... How should the throttle and the clutch pedal be used to allow a smooth start ..."
6. The Badminton Magazine of Sports & Pastimes edited by Alfred Edward Thomas Watson (1902)
"Conveniently placed for the driver's feet are two iron levers, or pedals, one of which is the ' clutch ' pedal ; the other applies a brake. ..."
7. Putnam's Automobile Handbook: The Care and Management of the Modern Motor-car by Harry Clifford Brokaw, Charles Ackerman Starr (1918)
"From this point decrease the pressure on the clutch pedal very gradually until the clutch is fully engaged, at the same time listening to the engine to see ..."
8. The Horseless Age (1909)
"A brake is arranged on the clutch pedal releasing yoke, which presses on a small drum on the clutch spring housing and stops the clutch from revolving when ..."