peel: Meaning and Definition of
- to strip (something) of its skin, rind, bark, etc.: to peel an orange.
- to strip (the skin, rind, bark, paint, etc.) from something: to peel paint from a car.
- to cause (another player's ball) to go through a wicket.
- (of skin, bark, paint, etc.) to come off; become separated.
- to lose the skin, rind, bark, paint, etc.
- to undress.
- (of a malleable iron casting) to lose, or tend to lose, the outer layer.
- to watch closely or carefully; be alert: Keep your eyes peeled for a gas station.
- The old skin peeled off.
- to remove (the skin, bark, etc.) or be removed:The old skin peeled off.
- Aeron.to leave a flying formation of aircraft with a banking turn, usually from one end of an echelon.
- Informal.to turn off or leave (a road):We peeled off the highway onto a dirt road.
- to remove (clothing) in a swift upward or downward motion.
- the skin or rind of a fruit, vegetable, etc.
- the presence of a brittle outer layer on a malleable iron casting.
- a shovellike implement for putting bread, pies, etc., into the oven or taking them out.
- a long, shovellike iron tool for charging an open-hearth furnace.
- a small fortified tower for residence or for use during an attack, common in the border counties of England and Scotland in the 16th century.
- 1788–1850, British political leader: founder of the London constabulary; prime minister 1834–35; 1841–46.
- a seaport on W Isle of Man: castle; resort. 3295.
- peel (Thesaurus)