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Noun: peg  peg
  1. A wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
    - nog
     
  2. A small marker inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
    - pin
     
  3. Informal term for the leg
    "fever left him weak on his pegs";
    - pin, stick
     
  4. A prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
    - wooden leg, leg, pegleg
     
  5. Regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
     
  6. A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
    - pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock [Brit], oarlock [N. Amer]
     
  7. [Brit] Wood or plastic fastener; for holding clothes on a clothesline
    - clothespin [N. Amer], clothes pin [N. Amer], clothes peg [Brit]
Verb: peg (pegged,pegging)  peg
  1. Succeed in obtaining a position
    "He pegged a spot at Harvard";
    - nail down, nail
     
  2. Pierce with a wooden pin, knock or thrust a wooden pin into
     
  3. Fasten or secure with a wooden pin
    "peg a tent";
    - peg down
     
  4. Stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations
    "The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar"
     
  5. [N. Amer] Ascribe an attribute to (a person); categorize
    "He's been pegged as a suspect"
     
  6. [Brit] Attach laundry to a line with clothes pegs

Derived forms: pegs, pegged, pegging

See also: peg down

Type of: attach, bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, fastener, fastening, fixing, holder, holdfast, leg, mark, marker, marking, pierce, pin, prosthesis, prosthetic device, regulator, stabilise [Brit], stabilize, succeed, thrust, win

Part of: dinghy, dory, rowboat [N. Amer], rowing boat [Brit], stringed instrument

Encyclopedia: Peg