What does PEG mean?

Definitions for PEGpɛg

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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"


  1. Peg(n.)

    (Baseball) a hard throw, especially one made to put out a baserunner; as, the peg to the plate went wild.

  2. Peg(v. t.)

    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.

  3. Peg(v. t.)

    (Baseball) To throw (a ball); as, he pegged the runner out at second.


  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

  9. Origin: [OE. pegge; cf. Sw. pigg, Dan. pig a point, prickle, and E. peak.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peg

    peg, n. a wooden pin for fastening boards, or the soles of shoes: one of the pins on which the strings of a musical instrument are stretched: a reason or excuse for action: a drink of soda-water with brandy, &c.: a degree or step.—v.t. to fasten with a peg: to keep up the market price by buying or selling at a fixed price: to make points during the game of cribbage before the show of hands.—v.i. to work with unremitting effort:—pr.p. peg′ging; pa.t. and pa.p. pegged.—ns. Peg′-fiched, an English game played with pegs or pointed sticks; Peg′-float, a machine for rasping away the ends of pegs inside shoes.—adj. Pegged, fashioned of, or furnished with, pegs.—ns. Peg′ging, the act of fastening with a peg: pegs collectively: a thrashing: determined perseverance in work; Peg′-leg, a wooden leg of the simplest form, or one who walks on such; Peg′-strip, a ribbon of wood cut to the width, &c., of a shoe-peg; Peg′-tank′ard, a drinking-vessel having each one's share marked off by a knob; Peg′-top, a child's plaything made to spin round by winding a string round it and then rapidly pulling it off: (pl.) a kind of trousers, wide at the top and narrow at the ankles.—adj. shaped like a top.—Peg away, to keep continually working.—Take down a peg, to take down, to humble. [Scand.; as in Dan. pig, a spike.]

Editors Contribution

  1. peg

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used for a variety of purposes as per the product design.

    A peg can be used to attach clothing to a line or clothes airer, it can also be used to put between furniture to fit one piece to another.

  2. peg

    To attach or fit with a peg.

    She loved to peg the washing on the clothes line on a dry day and smell the beautiful smells when she took it back in dry and folded it.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEG in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Jackson:

    The currency peg will remain credible for a long time - many years.

  2. Greg Medcraft:

    We don't regulate markets like we regulate banks, it is like creating a square peg for a round hole.

  3. Sebastien Barbe:

    Pressure is building because of lower oil prices and a higher dollar. If oil prices continue to move lower and you have more questions raised about changing the peg, the spread will continue to widen.

  4. James Reeve:

    Markets believe there is an increasing chance of the dollar peg being broken in the medium term, given low oil prices and potential strains on the balance of payments, we don't believe that the peg will be broken.

  5. Tatiana Orlova:

    They tried to switch to a floating foreign exchange regime and it hasn't worked, will they admit that the float has failed and go back to the peg? The main task ... will be to restore credibility of the central bank.

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Translations for PEG

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • anklammern, Stift, Wäscheklammer, werfen, Pflock, Holzdübel, schätzen, klammernGerman
  • naula, tappiFinnish
  • lancer avec force, fixer, cheville, cheviller, patère, porte-manteau, mettre sur le dos, épingler, cataloguer commeFrench
  • snagiIcelandic
  • piolo, attaccapanni, tasselloItalian
  • karatiti, titiMāori
  • вешалка, крючок, колышекRussian
  • knarv, tappSwedish
  • pim, mandal, tutturmak, asmak, tahmin etmek, atmak, ağaç çiviTurkish
  • 衣夾Chinese

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