Peg

Definition of Peg

Pronunciation: pĕg
n.1.A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.
2.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.
3.One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.
4.One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board.
5.A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down a peg."
To screw papal authority to the highest peg.
- Barrow.
And took your grandees down a peg.
- Hudibras.
6.A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water.
This over, the club will be visited for a "peg," Anglice drink.
- Harper's Mag.
7.(Baseball) a hard throw, especially one made to put out a baserunner; as, the peg to the plate went wild.
peg board
a board with multiple small holes into which pegs can be inserted in different arrays so as to form hooks from which to hang tools or other objects for convenient access; it is typically hung from a wall in a workshop.
Peg ladder
a ladder with but one standard, into which cross pieces are inserted.
Peg tankard
an ancient tankard marked with pegs, so as divide the liquor into equal portions.
Peg tooth
See Fleam tooth under Fleam.
- Longfellow.
Peg top
a boy's top which is spun by throwing it.
Screw peg
a small screw without a head, for fastening soles.
v. t.1.To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.
[imp. & p. p. Pegged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pegging .]
I will rend an oak
And peg thee in his knotty entrails.
- Shak.
2.(Cribbage) To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points.
3.To identify; to recognize; as, she pegged him as a good carpenter; he was pegged as a blowhard as soon as he started speaking; he was pegged as a exceptional player even in high school.
4.(Baseball) To throw (a ball); as, he pegged the runner out at second.
v. i.1.To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; - usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.

Related Words

amble, amount, anchor, articulate, baby tooth, barge, batten, batten down, beverage, bicuspid, bilge, bind, blain, bleb, blister, blob, bolt, boss, bow, bowl, bowl along, bridle, bubble, buckle, bucktooth, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bumper, bunch, bundle, bung, burl, butt, button, cahot, caliber, canine, carry on, cast, catapult, chain, change of pace, change-up, check valve, chine, chuck, chug on, chunk, clasp, cleat, clip, clump, cock, compass, condyle, convex, cork, crown, curve, cuspid, cut, cutter, dart, dash, deciduous tooth, degree, dent, denticle, denticulation, dentil, dentition, dig, distinguish, dogtooth, dovetail, dowel, downcurve, draft, drag, drain, dram, drench, drink, drop, drudge, ear, enchain, entrammel, extent, eyetooth, fag, fang, fastball, fasten, faucet, fetter, fire, flange, flap, fling, flip, flounce, foot, footslog, fore tooth, fork, forward pass, gagtooth, gall, gang tooth, gargle, gnarl, gold tooth, grade, grind, grinder, grub, gulp, guzzle, gyve, halt, hammer, hammer away, hamper, handcuff, handle, hasp, have, heave, height, hill, hinge, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hog-tie, hook, hop, hopple, hump, hunch, hurl, hurtle, identify, incisor, incurve, interval, jam, jerk, jigger, jog, jog on, joggle, joint, jolt, jump, keep at it, keep busy, keep doggedly at, keep driving, keep going, keep moving, keep on, knob, knot, know, know again, knuckleball, knur, knurl, lance, lap, lash, latch, lateral, lateral pass, launch, leap, leash, leg, let fly, level, libation, lid, limp, lip, lob, lock, loop, lumber, lump, lunge, lurch, make fast, make out, manacle, mark, measure, milk tooth, mince, miter, moil, molar, mole, moor, mortise, mountain, nail, nevus, nip, notch, nuance, nub, nubbin, nubble, outcurve, pace, paddle, pale, palisade, papilloma, pas, pass, peg away, peg down, pelt, period, permanent tooth, piaffe, piaffer, picket, pile, pin, pin down, pinion, pitch, pitchfork, pivot tooth, place, plane, plateau, plod, plod along, plug, plug along, plug at, plug away, point, portion, potation, potion, pound away, prance, premolar, proportion, pull, put, put in irons, put the shot, quaff, rabbet, rack, range, ratio, reach, realize, recall knowledge of, recognize, reidentify, remove, restrain, rib, ridge, ring, rivet, roll, rope, round, round of drinks, rub on, rung, sashay, saunter, scale, scarf, schlep, scope, screw, screwball, scrivello, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, sea cock, secure, serve, service, sew, shackle, shade, shadow, shamble, shank, shot, shot-put, shoulder, shuffle, shy, sidle, single-foot, sinker, sip, skewer, skip, slider, sling, slink, slither, slog, slog away, slouch, slurp, snag, snaggletooth, snap, snifter, snort, space, spigot, spike, spile, spill, spine, spitball, spitter, spot, stagger, stair, stake, stalk, stamp, standard, staple, step, stick, stint, stitch, stomp, stop, stopgap, stopper, stopple, straddle, straggle, straitjacket, strap, stride, stroll, strut, stud, stump, style, suck, sup, swagger, swig, swill, swing, tab, tack, tap, tell, tether, throw, tie, tie down, tie up, tilt, tittup, toddle, toggle, toil, tooth, toss, tot, totter, traipse, trammel, tramp, travail, tread, trip, trudge, tubercle, tubercule, tush, tusk, upcurve, valve, verruca, vesicle, waddle, wade through, wale, wamble, wart, wedge, welt, wet, wiggle, wisdom tooth, wobble, work away, zipper
Word:

Browse

Peep show
Peep sight
Peep-o'-day boys
Peeper
Peephole
Peeping hole
peepul
Peer
Peerage
Peerdom
Peeress
Peerie
Peerless
Peert
Peerweet
Peevish
Peevishly
Peevishness
Peevit
peewit
-Peg-
peg board
Peg ladder
Peg tankard
Peg tooth
Peg top
Pegador
Pegasean
Pegasoid
Pegasus
pegged
Pegger
Pegging
Pegm
Pegmatite
Pegmatitic
Pegmatoid
Pegomancy
Pegroots
Pehlevi
Peignoir
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home