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Meaning of news peg

news' peg"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a news story that forms the basis of or justification for a feature story, editorial, political cartoon, or the like.
  2. the reference in a feature story, editorial, or the like, to the newsworthy event that underlies or justifies it. Also called
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