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Peel meaning

peel - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. get undressed; " please don't undress in front of everybody!"; " She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
  2. 2. A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.
  3. 3. A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T- shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar.
  4. 4. To plunder; to pillage; to rob.
  5. 5. To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.
  6. 6. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
  7. 7. The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.
  8. 8. To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; - often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily.
  9. 9. Rind; skin; bark.
  10. 10. To come off, as skin.
  11. 11. To strip off the skin, rind, & c.

peel - examples of usage

  1. There was living at Burley, near Leeds, a short time ago, a " Sir Robert Peel."
  2. Deftly, she carved off a slice of thick skin, twisted it above an empty glass, dropped the peel into the glass and covered it with rum.
  3. These small peel- houses were ordinarily inhabited by the principal feuars and their families.
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