Definitions for PEGpɛg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pegpɛg(n.; v.; adj.)pegged, peg•ging

  1. (n.)a cylindrical or tapered pin of wood, metal, etc., driven or fitted into something as a fastening, support or stopper.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. a notch or degree:

    to come down a peg.

  3. an occasion, basis, or reason:

    a peg to hang a grievance on.

  4. one of the wooden or metal pins in the neck of a musical stringed instrument that are turned to adjust the pitch of the strings.

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. Informal. a leg.

    Category: Informal

  6. Informal. a hard, accurate throw, esp. in baseball.

    Category: Informal

  7. Category: British

    Ref: Brit. clothespin .

  8. Brit. an alcoholic drink, esp. a whiskey or brandy and soda.

    Category: British

  9. (v.t.)to fasten with or as if with pegs.

    Category: Building Trades

  10. to mark with pegs.

  11. to strike or pierce with or as if with a peg.

  12. to keep (a price, exchange rate, etc.) at a set level.

  13. Informal. to throw (a ball) forcefully.

    Category: Informal

  14. Informal. to identify:

    to peg someone as a good prospect.

    Category: Informal

  15. to base upon:

    The feature story was pegged on the riots.

    Category: Journalism

  16. (v.i.)to work persistently.

  17. Category: Clothing

    Ref: peg-top . 2

Origin of peg:

1400–50; late ME pegge (n.), peggen (v.) < MD

Princeton's WordNet

  1. peg, nog(noun)

    a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface

  2. peg, pin(noun)

    small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.

  3. pin, peg, stick(noun)

    informal terms for the leg

    "fever left him weak on his sticks"

  4. peg, wooden leg, leg, pegleg(noun)

    a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

  5. peg(noun)

    regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument

  6. peg, pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock(verb)

    a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

  7. nail down, nail, peg(verb)

    succeed in obtaining a position

    "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

  8. peg(verb)

    pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into

  9. peg, peg down(verb)

    fasten or secure with a wooden pin

    "peg a tent"

  10. peg(verb)

    stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations

    "The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. peg(noun)ɛg

    a long pointed object used to fix sth in place

    tent pegs

  2. pegɛg

    a hook on a wall for hanging coats on

    Put your coats on a peg.

  3. pegɛg


    a peg to hang up the clothes with


  1. peg(Noun)

    A cylindrical wooden, metal etc. object used to fasten or as a bearing between objects.

  2. peg(Noun)

    A protrusion used to hang things on.

  3. peg(Noun)

    A peg moved on a crib board to keep score.

  4. peg(Noun)

    A fixed exchange rate, where a currency's value is matched to the value of another currency or measure such as gold

  5. peg(Noun)

    A small quantity of a strong alcoholic beverage.

  6. peg(Noun)

    A place formally allotted for fishing

  7. peg(Verb)

    To fasten using a peg.

    Let's peg the rug to the floor.

  8. peg(Verb)

    To affix or pin.

  9. peg(Verb)

    To narrow the cuff openings of a pair of pants so that the legs take on a peg shape.

  10. peg(Verb)

    To throw.

  11. peg(Verb)

    To indicate or ascribe an attribute to. (Assumed to originate from the use of pegs or pins as markers on a bulletin board or a list.)

  12. peg(Verb)

    To move one's pegs to indicate points scored.

  13. peg(Verb)

    To reach or exceed the maximum value on a scale or gauge.

    We pegged the speedometer across the flats.

  14. peg(Verb)

    To engage in anal sex by penetrating one's male partner with a dildo

  15. Peg(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the female given names Peggy and Margaret.

  16. Peg(ProperNoun)

    The city of Winnipeg.

    I just got back from the Peg.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peg(noun)

    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. Peg(noun)

    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. Peg(noun)

    one of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained

  4. Peg(noun)

    one of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board

  5. Peg(noun)

    a step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down peg."

  6. Peg(verb)

    to put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely

  7. Peg(verb)

    to score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points

  8. Peg(verb)

    to work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task


  1. Peg

    "Peg" is a song by American rock group, Steely Dan, first released on the band's 1977 album entitled Aja. The track was released as single in 1977 and reached #11 on the USBillboard chart in 1978 and #8 on the Cash Box chart. The song is a blend of rock, jazz, and R&B. The song's guitar solo was attempted by seven top studio session guitarists ‒ including Robben Ford ‒ before Jay Graydon's version became the "keeper". He worked on the song for about six hours before the band was satisfied. Michael McDonald can be heard providing multi-tracked backup vocals in the choruses, and keyboardist Paul Griffin can also be heard improvising background vocals in the final chorus and fadeout. "Peg" was heavily sampled on the 1989 De La Soul song, "Eye Know". In 2007, the song was covered by Nerina Pallot.

Anagrams of PEG

  1. EPG

Translations for PEG

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a usually short, not very thick, piece of wood, metal etc used to fasten or mark something

There were four pegs stuck in the ground.

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