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Meaning of PEG

Pronunciation:  peg

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
  2. [n]  a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
  3. [n]  regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
  4. [n]  a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
  5. [n]  informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
  6. [n]  small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
  7. [v]  stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations; "The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar"
  8. [v]  fasten or secure with a peg; "peg a tent"
  9. [v]  pierce with a peg; knock or thrust a peg into
  10. [v]  succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
 

PEG is a 3 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: leg, nail, nail down, nog, oarlock, peg down, pegleg, pin, pin, rowlock, stick, thole, tholepin, wooden leg
 
 See Also: attach, come through, dinghy, dory, golf tee, holder, leg, mark, marker, marking, nail down, narrow, narrow down, pierce, pin, pin down, prosthesis, prosthetic device, regulator, rowboat, specify, stabilise, stabilize, stringed instrument, succeed, tee, tent peg, thrust, treenail, trenail, trunnel, win

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Peg\, n.
    A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with
    soda water. [India]
    
          This over, the club will be visted for a ``peg,''
          Anglice drink.                           --Harper's
                                                   Mag.
    
    
  2. \Peg\, n. [OE. pegge; cf. Sw. pigg, Dan. pig a point,
    prickle, and E. peak.]
    1. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards
       together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.;
       as, a shoe peg.
    
    2. 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.
    
    3. One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the
       strings are strained. --Shak.
    
    4. One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage
       board.
    
    5. A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase ``To take one
       down peg.''
    
             To screw papal authority to the highest peg.
                                                   --Barrow.
    
             And took your grandess down a peg.    --Hudibras.
    
    {Peg ladder}, a ladder with but one standard, into which
       cross pieces are inserted.
    
    {Peg tankard}, an ancient tankard marked with pegs, so as
       divide the liquor into equal portions. ``Drink down to
       your peg.'' --Longfellow.
    
    {Peg tooth}. See {Fleam tooth} under {Fleam}.
    
    {Peg top}, a boy's top which is spun by throwing it.
    
    {Screw peg}, a small screw without a head, for fastening
       soles.
    
    
  3. \Peg\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pegged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Pegging}.]
    1. To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to
       peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit
       closely.
    
             I will rend an oak And peg thee in his knotty
             entrails.                             --Shak.
    
    2. (Cribbage) To score with a peg, as points in the game; as,
       she pegged twelwe points. [Colloq.]
    
    
  4. \Peg\, v. i.
    To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with
    on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.
    
    
 
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