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Definitions of peg

  1. 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.
  2. To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To fasten with a peg. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To drive (a peg) into; fasten by pegs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; - usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To work steadily; as, to peg a way at a task. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. 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
  10. fasten or secure with a peg; "peg a tent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. pierce with a peg; knock or thrust a peg into Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To fasten with pegs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into into Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase To take one down peg. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. A wooden pin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A small wooden pin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. 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.
  29. Pegged. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for peg

  1. I wish I had mine, now, to peg off that old woman, or somebody. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. Certainly I can do that; Christina laughed a little, and drew more closely round her the cloak she had snatched from its peg as she came to the door, and I would gladly- oh, most gladly, do anything I could to help that poor lady. – Christina by L. G. Moberly
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