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accelerator pedal

n. a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas" [syn: accelerator, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun]

Usage examples of "accelerator pedal".

I pulled myself in, wedging myself into position, trying to force my foot through a snake pit of arms and legs to the accelerator pedal.

Just as Daisy opened the car door, he released the clutch and trod on the accelerator pedal.

His numbed right foot could no longer move up and down on the accelerator pedal, so he kept it fully pressed down, frozen in place to the floorboard.

He drove back to Little Bracken erratically, once or twice losing concentration so that he had to jerk the wheel sharply to avoid leaving the road, the Jeep's speed rarely consistent, his foot sometimes too heavy on the accelerator pedal, weariness or lack of attention the cause.

There was nothing Pitt could do but keep the front wheels aimed straight, the accelerator pedal mashed to the floorboard, and hurtle down the track at full bore.

At the last possible instant he shifted back up, tramped on the accelerator pedal, and let his body sway freely as the Camaro's left rear end slammed into the snowbanks digging a coffin-sized divot and then bouncing off.

Until they came into the outskirts of the city, there was little Pitt could do but crush the accelerator pedal with his foot and keep the wheels aimed alongside the painted line in the center of the road.

His right foot stabs the accelerator pedal simultaneously with his left foot quickly, smoothly releasing the clutch.

He immediately shifted into reverse and stabbed down hard on the accelerator pedal, throwing his passengers forward then back into their seats.

Theo had to keep pressure on the accelerator pedal for it to continue to move.

Mark spun the wheel hard right, and thrust the accelerator pedal flat against the floor-boards, trying to ride off the collision and beat the great roaring vehicle to the threshold of the bridge.

She pushed down on the accelerator pedal several times, trying to flood the engine.

Up on one of the highways I see a sign pointing the way to Pacifica, so I brave the on-ramp and actually put some pressure on the accelerator pedal.