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

Derived forms: pegged, pegging, pegs

See also: peg down [informal]

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

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

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