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  Definition of peg
  1. a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
  2. a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
  3. regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
  4. a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
  5. informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
  6. small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
  7. stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations; "The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar"
  8. fasten or secure with a wooden pin; "peg a tent"
  9. pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into into
  10. succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
Similar Words: nog, pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock, wooden leg, leg, pegleg, stick, peg down, nail down, nail

 

See Also: pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify

 

Hyponyms: tee, golf tee, tent peg, treenail, trenail, trunnel

 

Part Meronyms: dinghy, dory, rowboat, stringed instrument

 

Derivational Morphology: peg down, nog, pin

 

 
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