Meaning of pedal steel guitar

ped'al steel" guitar'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an oblong, floor-mounted electrified guitar, usually having ten strings, fretted with a steel bar and producing a wailing sound that is modulated by use of a foot pedal. Also called
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