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peg

peg - Dictionary definition and meaning for word peg

Definition
(noun) a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
Synonyms : nog

Definition
(noun) small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
Synonyms : pin

Definition
(noun) informal terms for the leg
Synonyms : pin , stick
Example Sentence
  • fever left him weak on his sticks

Definition
(noun) a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
Synonyms : leg , pegleg , wooden leg

Definition
(noun) regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
Definition
(noun) a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
Synonyms : oarlock , pin , rowlock , thole , tholepin

Definition
(verb) succeed in obtaining a position
Synonyms : nail , nail down
Example Sentence
  • He nailed down a spot at Harvard

Definition
(verb) pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into
Definition
(verb) fasten or secure with a wooden pin
Synonyms : peg down
Example Sentence
  • peg a tent

Definition
(verb) stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations
Example Sentence
  • The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar

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