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pectoral fin in fishes, either of a pair of fins situated on the sides behind the head, corresponding to the forelimbs in other vertebrate animals.
peculate to steal for one's own use (money or property with which one has been entrusted); embezzle.
peculiar odd, strange, or unusual. [3 definitions]
peculiarity the state or fact of being odd or strange. [3 definitions]
pecuniary of, concerning, or consisting of money; financial.
-ped foot
pedagogic of or concerning teaching or teachers. [2 definitions]
pedagogue a person who teaches, instructs, or talks in a manner that shows off his or her learnedness or that overemphasizes minor details. [2 definitions]
pedagogy the art or technique of teaching. [2 definitions]
pedal a lever operated by the foot to provide driving power or to control or adjust the action of a machine. [7 definitions]
pedal point a single continuous musical tone, usu. in the bass, that is sustained while the other parts progress through harmonic changes.
pedal pushers calf-length pants worn by women or girls.
pedal steel an electrified steel guitar mounted on legs and equipped with pedals that provide added modulations of pitch.
pedant one who makes an excessive or offensive display of learnedness. [2 definitions]
pedantic making or characterized by an excessive display of learnedness, or overly insistent on scholarly details and formalities.
pedantry the act or practice, or an instance, of flaunting one's learnedness or of being overly insistent on scholarly formalities or details.
pedate having or resembling a foot or feet.
peddle to offer (goods) for sale on the street or from door to door. [3 definitions]
peddler one who sells goods in the street or from door to door.
-pede variant of -ped.
pederast a man who has sexual relations, esp. anal intercourse, with another male, esp. a boy.