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Peg meaning

peg - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. fasten or secure with a wooden pin; " peg a tent"
  2. 2. pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into into
  3. 3. A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water.
  4. 4. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.
  7. 7. One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board.
  8. 8. To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.
  9. 9. To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points.
  10. 10. A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase To take one down peg.
  11. 11. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; - usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.
  12. 12. A wooden pin.
  13. 13. To fasten with a peg.

peg - examples of usage

  1. I wished to peg out, on my own account, the site where my tent stood, but this I could not do so long as the claims of the company were held in my name. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. They even went so far as to peg one out. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. He would fain have considered all that had passed as a mere dream; yet there stood the chair in which the unknown had seated himself; there was the table on which he had leaned; there was the peg on which he had hung his hat; and there was the door, locked precisely as he himself had locked it, with the chair placed against it. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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