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Dictionary Definition

peg

Noun

1 a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface [syn: nog]
2 small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc. [syn: pin]
3 informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks" [syn: pin, stick]
4 a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg [syn: wooden leg, leg, pegleg]
5 regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
6 a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing [syn: pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock]

Verb

1 succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard" [syn: nail down, nail]
2 pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into into
3 fasten or secure with a wooden pin; "peg a tent" [syn: peg down]
4 stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations; "The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar" [also: pegging, pegged]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

& pegge, probably cognate and rhymed with wegge.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A cylindrical wooden, metal etc. object used to fasten or as a bearing between objects.
  2. A protrusion used to hang things on.
  3. A peg moved on a crib board to keep score.

Related terms

Translations

a cylindrical object
a protrusion used to hang things on
(cribbage)

Verb

  1. To fasten using a peg.
  2. To narrow the cuff openings of a pair of pants so that the legs take on a peg shape.
  3. To pin down or otherwise affix using a pin.
  4. To throw.
  5. To move one's pegs to indicate points scored.
  6. To indicate or ascribe, as "He's been pegged as a suspect." Usage assumed to originate from the use of pegs or pins as markers on a bulletin board or a list.
  7. To reach or exceed the maximum value on a scale or gauge.

See also

Middle English

Noun

peg

Extensive Definition

PEG may refer to:

See also

peg in German: PEG
peg in Esperanto: PEG
peg in French: PEG
peg in Italian: PEG
peg in Dutch: PEG
peg in Japanese: PEG
peg in Polish: PEG

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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