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peg

noun (n)

  • a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: nog
    source: wordnet30
  • small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc. (noun.communication)
    Synonym: pin
    source: wordnet30
  • informal terms for the leg (noun.body)
    Synonym: pin, stick
    source: wordnet30
  • a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: leg, pegleg, wooden leg
    source: wordnet30
  • regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • succeed in obtaining a position (verb.social)
    Synonym: nail, nail down
    source: wordnet30
  • pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • fasten or secure with a wooden pin (verb.contact)
    Synonym: peg down
    Example:
    Peg a tent.
    source: wordnet30
  • stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations (verb.change)
    Example:
    The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar.
    source: wordnet30
  • To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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