PEDLOCK (ped’ lahk) n. The condition of a bicycle pedal wedging itself against your leg.
Another term for pedlock is “Ow! Dammit!” Not only are pedlocks inconvenient, they hurt! Hurt very much, especially if your bike has those pedals with the little studs on the outside for better traction. All the traction aid in the world is not going to help if your foot slips off the pedal. Pedlocks can range from slightly aggravating to downright dangerous in certain situations. A kid on concrete street might end up sprawling in the grass off the curb and go home crying with skinned knees, but pedlock could also happen to an extreme mountain biker, and when coming down that forested hillside, that tumble might not ever end. Pedlocks are something to think seriously about if bicycles are your prime mode of recreational transportation. They could be avoided by using those little foot cages, which I’m sure there is a sniglet for, but haven’t found it yet, that you can slip your foot into. Pedlocks can also leave nasty bruises and worse, bloody dents in your shin. They are really nothing to laugh at, but if you do witness your enemy caught in a pedlock, an evil snicker might be worth the effort.