Definition of Peg

1. Noun. A wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface.

Exact synonyms: Nog
Generic synonyms: Pin
Specialized synonyms: Golf Tee, Tee, Tent Peg, Treenail, Trenail, Trunnel

2. Verb. Succeed in obtaining a position. "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

3. Noun. Small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc..
Exact synonyms: Pin
Generic synonyms: Mark, Marker, Marking

4. Verb. Pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into.
Generic synonyms: Pierce, Thrust

5. Noun. Informal terms for the leg. "Fever left him weak on his sticks"
Exact synonyms: Pin, Stick
Generic synonyms: Leg

6. Verb. Fasten or secure with a wooden pin. "Peg a tent"
Exact synonyms: Peg Down
Generic synonyms: Attach
Also: Peg Down

7. Noun. A prosthesis that replaces a missing leg.
Exact synonyms: Leg, Pegleg, Wooden Leg
Generic synonyms: Prosthesis, Prosthetic Device

8. Verb. Stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations. "The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar"
Generic synonyms: Stabilise, Stabilize

9. Noun. Regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument.
Generic synonyms: Regulator
Group relationships: Stringed Instrument

10. Noun. A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing.
Exact synonyms: Oarlock, Pin, Rowlock, Thole, Tholepin
Group relationships: Dinghy, Dory, Rowboat
Generic synonyms: Holder

Definition of Peg

1. n. 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. v. t. To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.

3. v. i. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.

4. n. A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water.

Definition of Peg

1. Initialism. (chemistry) polyethylene glycol ¹

2. Initialism. (w Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) ¹

3. Proper noun. A diminutive of the female given names Peggy and Margaret. ¹

4. Proper noun. (Canada slang) The city of Winnipeg. ¹

5. Noun. A cylindrical wooden, metal etc. object used to fasten or as a bearing between objects. ¹

6. Noun. A protrusion used to hang things on. ¹

7. Noun. (cribbage) A peg moved on a crib board to keep score. ¹

8. Noun. (finance) A fixed exchange rate, where a currency's value is matched to the value of another currency or measure such as gold ¹

9. Noun. (U.K.) A small quantity of a strong alcoholic beverage. ¹

10. Noun. A place formally allotted for fishing ¹

11. Verb. To fasten using a peg. ¹

12. Verb. To affix or pin. ¹

13. Verb. To narrow the cuff openings of a pair of pants so that the legs take on a peg shape. ¹

14. Verb. To throw. ¹

15. Verb. To indicate or ascribe an attribute to. (Assumed to originate from the use of pegs or pins as markers on a bulletin board or a list.) ¹

16. Verb. (cribbage) To move one's pegs to indicate points scored. ¹

17. Verb. (slang) To reach or exceed the maximum value on a scale or gauge. ¹

18. Verb. (slang typically in heterosexual contexts) To engage in anal sex by penetrating one's male partner with a dildo ¹

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Definition of Peg

1. to fasten with a peg (a wooden pin) [v PEGGED, PEGGING, PEGS]

Medical Definition of Peg

1. 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. 4. One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board. 5. A step; a degree; especially. 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." . 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. Origin: OE. Pegge; cf. Sw. Pigg, Dan. Pig a point, prickle, and E. Peak. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peg

peewee golf
peg-and-socket articulation
peg-and-socket joint
peg away
peg back
peg down
peg it
peg leg
peg out
peg top
peg warmer

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