Definition of Peg top

1. Noun. A pear-shaped top made of wood with a metal center pin.

Generic synonyms: Spinning Top, Teetotum, Top, Whirligig



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peg Top

peewees
peewit
peewits
pefloxacin
peg-and-socket articulation
peg-and-socket joint
peg-leg
peg-legging
peg away
peg back
peg down
peg it
peg leg
peg out
peg top (current term)
peg warmer
pegacorn
pegacorns
pegador
pegamoid
pegaptanib
pegasoid
pegaspargase
pegasus
pegasuses
pegboard
pegboards
pegbox
pegboxes

Literary usage of Peg top

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1. The Saturday Magazine (1841)
"THE PHILOSOPHY OF A PEG-TOP. WE trust that our young readers will not be disposed to ... The boy who loves his peg-top because it is an ingenious toy, will, ..."

2. Philosophy in Sport Made Science in Earnest: Being an Attempt to Illustrate by John Ayrton Paris (1842)
"The Centre of Percussion,—The Whip and Peg-top.—Historical Notices.—The power by which the Top is enabled to sustain its vertical position during the act of ..."

3. The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball (1885)
"The Pole ia not a Fired Point—Its Effect on the Apparent Places of the Stars— The Illustration of the Peg-top—The Disturbing Force which acts on the ..."

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