Meaning of peg

peg

Pronunciation: (peg), [key]
— n., v., adj. pegged, peg•ging,
—n.
  1. a pin of wood or other material driven or fitted into something, as to fasten parts together, to hang things on, to make fast a rope or string on, to stop a hole, or to mark some point.
  2. a leg, either real or wooden: still on his pegs at 99.
  3. a notch or degree: to come down a peg.
  4. an occasion, basis, or reason: a peg to hang a grievance on.
  5. Also calleda pin of wood or metal in the neck of a stringed instrument that may be turned in its socket to adjust a string's tension.
  6. a throw, esp. in baseball: The peg to the plate was late.
  7. See
  8. the level at which some price, exchange rate, etc., is set.
  9. an alcoholic drink, esp. a whiskey or brandy and soda.
  10. clothespin.
  11. to reduce the pride or arrogance of; humble: I guess that'll take him down a peg!
—v.t.
  1. to drive or insert a peg into.
  2. to fasten with or as with pegs.
  3. to mark with pegs.
  4. to strike or pierce with or as with a peg.
  5. to keep (the commodity price, exchange rate, etc.) at a set level, as by manipulation or law.
  6. to throw (a ball).
  7. to base (an article, feature story, etc.) upon; justify by (usually fol. by on): The feature on the chief of police was pegged on the riots.
  8. to identify: to peg someone as a good prospect.
—v.i.
  1. to work or continue persistently or energetically: to peg away at a homework assignment.
  2. to throw a ball.
  3. to strike a peg, as in completing a game.
—adj.
  1. tapered toward the bottom of the leg: peg trousers.

Peg

Pronunciation: (peg), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name, form of
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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