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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peg  \Peg\,  n. 
  A  drink  of  spirits,  usually  whisky  or  brandy  diluted  with 
  soda  water.  [India] 
 
  This  over  the  club  will  be  visted  for  a  ``peg,'' 
  Anglice  drink.  --Harper's 
  Mag. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peg  \Peg\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pegged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Pegging}.] 
  1.  To  put  pegs  into  to  fasten  the  parts  of  with  pegs;  as  to 
  peg  shoes;  to  confine  with  pegs;  to  restrict  or  limit 
  closely. 
 
  I  will  rend  an  oak  And  peg  thee  in  his  knotty 
  entrails.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Cribbage)  To  score  with  a  peg,  as  points  in  the  game;  as 
  she  pegged  twelwe  points.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peg  \Peg\,  v.  i. 
  To  work  diligently,  as  one  who  pegs  shoes;  --  usually  with 
  on  at  or  away  as  to  peg  away  at  a  task. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peg  \Peg\,  n.  [OE.  pegge;  cf  Sw  pigg,  Dan.  pig  a  point, 
  prickle,  and  E.  peak.] 
  1.  A  small  pointed  piece  of  wood,  used  in  fastening  boards 
  together,  in  attaching  the  soles  of  boots  or  shoes,  etc.; 
  as  a  shoe  peg. 
 
  2.  A  wooden  pin,  or  nail,  on  which  to  hang  things  as  coats, 
  etc  Hence  colloquially  and  figuratively:  A  support;  a 
  reason;  a  pretext;  as  a  peg  to  hang  a  claim  upon 
 
  3.  One  of  the  pins  of  a  musical  instrument,  on  which  the 
  strings  are  strained.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  One  of  the  pins  used  for  marking  points  on  a  cribbage 
  board. 
 
  5.  A  step;  a  degree;  esp.  in  the  slang  phrase  ``To  take  one 
  down  peg.'' 
 
  To  screw  papal  authority  to  the  highest  peg. 
  --Barrow. 
 
  And  took  your  grandess  down  a  peg.  --Hudibras. 
 
  {Peg  ladder},  a  ladder  with  but  one  standard,  into  which 
  cross  pieces  are  inserted. 
 
  {Peg  tankard},  an  ancient  tankard  marked  with  pegs,  so  as 
  divide  the  liquor  into  equal  portions.  ``Drink  down  to 
  your  peg.''  --Longfellow. 
 
  {Peg  tooth}.  See  {Fleam  tooth}  under  {Fleam}. 
 
  {Peg  top},  a  boy's  top  which  is  spun  by  throwing  it 
 
  {Screw  peg},  a  small  screw  without  a  head,  for  fastening 
  soles. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  peg 
  n  1:  a  wooden  pin  pushed  or  driven  into  a  surface  [syn:  {nog}] 
  2:  small  markers  inserted  into  a  surface  to  mark  scores  or 
  define  locations  etc  [syn:  {pin}] 
  3:  informal  terms  of  the  leg;  "fever  left  him  weak  on  his 
  sticks"  [syn:  {pin},  {stick}] 
  4:  a  prosthesis  that  replaces  a  missing  leg  [syn:  {wooden  leg}, 
  {leg},  {pegleg}] 
  5:  can  be  turned  to  regulate  the  pitch  of  the  strings  of  a 
  stringed  instrument 
  6:  a  device  attached  to  the  gunwale  of  a  boat  that  holds  the 
  oar  in  place  and  acts  as  a  fulcrum  for  rowing  [syn:  {pin}, 
  {thole},  {tholepin},  {rowlock},  {oarlock}] 
  v  1:  succeed  in  obtaining  a  position;  "He  nailed  down  a  spot  at 
  Harvard"  [syn:  {nail  down},  {nail}] 
  2:  pierce  with  a  peg;  knock  or  thrust  a  peg  into 
  3:  fasten  or  secure  with  a  peg;  "peg  a  tent"  [syn:  {peg  down}] 




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