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