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1Women's calf-length trousers.
- ‘She's wearing pedal pushers and a blue tube top with a sack stuck to the front.’
- ‘Pencil skirts, pedal pushers (with black vinyl bottoms on a mock croc print), catsuits and zipped jackets combine to form a strong urban theme.’
- ‘She feels very grown up in her pedal pushers, cool t-shirt and trainers that light up with every step.’
- ‘She was wearing a rather swishy pair of pedal pushers and a pink hoodie.’
- ‘I was wearing sea green pedal pushers and a light blue tank top.’
2informal A cyclist.
- ‘All right pedal pushers, we know you're interested in this.’
- ‘And before all you ramblers, horse riders, and pedal pushers complain, I say give us a break.’
- ‘He has several ideas on making the city more amenable for pedal pushers.’
- ‘Some pedal pushers appear to have no comprehension of the meaning of a red traffic light.’
- ‘Like the rest of us they thought this pedal pusher would eventually burn himself out early in the race.’
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