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Definitions of peg

  1. a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations; "The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. fasten or secure with a peg; "peg a tent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. pierce with a peg; knock or thrust a peg into Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. fasten or secure with a wooden pin; "peg a tent" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into into Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A wooden pin, or nail, on which to hang things, as coats, etc. Hence, colloquially and figuratively: A support; a reason; a pretext; as, a peg to hang a claim upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase To take one down peg. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; - usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A small pointed wooden pin; a piece of wood serving as a nail. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To fasten with small wooden pins; to mark by driving in small stakes of wood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To work steadily; as, to peg a way at a task. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. A wooden pin for fastening boards, etc.: one of the pins of a musical instrument. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To fasten with a peg:-pr.p. pegging; pa.t. and pa.p. pegged. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. A wooden pin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To fasten with a peg. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To drive (a peg) into; fasten by pegs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Pegged. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A small wooden pin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To fasten with pegs. To take a peg lower, or down a peg, to lower; to humble. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. A small pointed chip of wood used as a pin or nail; one of the movable pins of an instrument by which the strings are strained. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. To fasten with pegs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task. mso.anu.edu.au
  35. peg, n. a wooden pin for fastening boards, or the soles of shoes: one of the pins on which the strings of a musical instrument are stretched: a reason or excuse for action: a drink of soda-water with brandy, &c.: a degree or step.--v.t. to fasten with a peg: to keep up the market price by buying or selling at a fixed price: to make points during the game of cribbage before the show of hands.--v.i. to work with unremitting effort:--pr.p. peg'ging; pa.t. and pa.p. pegged.--ns. PEG'-FICHED, an English game played with pegs or pointed sticks; PEG'-FLOAT, a machine for rasping away the ends of pegs inside shoes.--adj. PEGGED, fashioned of, or furnished with, pegs.--ns. PEG'GING, the act of fastening with a peg: pegs collectively: a thrashing: determined perseverance in work; PEG'-LEG, a wooden leg of the simplest form, or one who walks on such; PEG'-STRIP, a ribbon of wood cut to the width, &c., of a shoe-peg; PEG'-TANK'ARD, a drinking-vessel having each one's share marked off by a knob; PEG'-TOP, a child's plaything made to spin round by winding a string round it and then rapidly pulling it off: (pl.) a kind of trousers, wide at the top and narrow at the ankles.--adj. shaped like a top.--PEG AWAY, to keep continually working.--TAKE DOWN A PEG, to take down, to humble. [Scand.; as in Dan. pig, a spike.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  36. Pin, bolt, of wood, metal, &c., usu. round& slightly tapering, for holding together parts of framework &c., stopping up vent of cask, hanging hats &c. on, holding ropes of tent, marking cribbage score, &c.; round peg in square HOLE; CLOTHES-p.; (fig.) a p. to hang (discourse &c.) on, (occasion, pretext, theme); a drink, esp. of brandy& soda-water; take (person) down a p. or two, humble him; p.-top, pear-shaped spinning-top with metal p., p. -top trousers (wide at hips, narrow at ankles). [Low German] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. Fix (thing down, in, out, &c.) with peg; p. down, restrict (to rules &c.); (Stock Exch.) prevent price of (stock &c.) from falling (rising) by freely buying (selling) at given price; strike, pierce, aim at, with peg; mark (score) with pegs on cribbage-board; mark out boundaries of (mining claim &c.); p. (away), work persistently (at); p. out, (Croquet) hit peg with ball as final stroke in game, (slang) die, be ruined. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Greek] A wooden nail or pin used in fastening boards and other woodwork; a pin in a musical instrument serving to tighten or strain the strings;—a nail or pin on which to hang any thing, as cloths, &c.;—a familiar name for Margaret. Cabinet Dictionary

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