(Ped`e*re"ro) n. [Sp. pedrero, fr. OSp. pedra, Sp. piedra, a stone, L. petra, fr. Gr. . So
named because it was at first charged with stones.] (Mil.) A term formerly applied to a short piece of
chambered ordnance. [Written also paterero and peterero.]
(||Pe*de"sis) n. [NL., from Gr. a leaping.] Same as Brownian movement, under Brownian.
(Ped"es*tal) n. [Sp. pedestal; cf. F. piédestal, It. piedestallo; fr. L. es, pedis, foot + OHG.
stal standing place, station, place, akin to E. stall. See Foot, and Stall, and Footstall.]
1. (Arch.) The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp, or the like; the part on which an upright
work stands. It consists of three parts, the base, the die or dado, and the cornice or surbase molding.
See Illust. of Column.
Build him a pedestal, and say, "Stand there!"Cowper.
2. (a) (Railroad Cars) A casting secured to the frame of a truck and forming a jaw for holding a journal
box. (b) (Mach.) A pillow block; a low housing. (c) (Bridge Building) An iron socket, or support, for
the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier.
Pedestal coil (steam Heating), a group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one
above another, used in a radiator.
(Ped"es*taled) a. Placed on, or supported by, a pedestal; figuratively, exalted. Hawthorne.
Pedestaled haply in a palace court.Keats.
(Pe*des"tri*al) a. [L. pedester, -esteris, fr. pes, pedis, a foot: cf. F. pédestere. See Pedal.]
Of or pertaining to the feet; employing the foot or feet.
(Pe*des"tri*al*ly), adv. In a pedestrial manner.
(Pe*des"tri*an) a. Going on foot; performed on foot; as, a pedestrian journey.
(Pe*des"tri*an), n. A walker; one who journeys on foot; a foot traveler; specif., a professional
walker or runner.
(Pe*des"tri*an*ism) n. The act, art, or practice of a pedestrian; walking or running; traveling
or racing on foot.
(Pe*des"tri*an*ize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pedestrianized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pedestrianizing.]
To practice walking; to travel on foot.
(Pe*des"tri*ous) a. Going on foot; not winged. [Obs.] "Pedestrious animals." Sir T. Browne.
(Ped`e*ten"tous) a. [L. pes, pedis, foot + tendere to stretch out: cf. L. tentim by degrees.]
Proceeding step by step; advancing cautiously. [R.]
That pedetentous pace and pedetentous mind in which it behooves the wise and virtuous improver to
(Ped"i- Ped"o-) . [See Foot.] Combining forms from L. pes, pedis, foot, as pedipalp, pedireme,
(Pe"di*al) a. Pertaining to the foot, or to any organ called a foot; pedal. Dana.
(Ped"i*cel) n. [F. pédicelle. See Pedicle.]