Peel

Definition of Peel

Pronunciation: pēld
n.1.A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.
1.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.
v. t.1.To plunder; to pillage; to rob.
But govern ill the nations under yoke,
Peeling their provinces.
- Milton.
1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Peeled (pēld); p. pr. & vb. n. Peeling.]
2.To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
v. i.1.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.
2.To strip naked; to disrobe. Often used with down .
n.1.The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.

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