peg

A peg is a bolt or pin that holds something in place or marks a location. When you use peg as a verb, it means to identify someone or something: "I pegged you as a word lover, the first time I laid eyes on you."

A coat rack might consist of a line of wooden pegs, and you might also secure a tent by driving metal pegs into the ground to hold it there. When you fasten or pierce something with a peg, you can say you peg it. Informally, if you peg a person, you make a judgment about them: "I'd peg him as a messy housekeeper based on the way his dorm room looks."

Primary Meanings of peg

1.
nv
a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into
2.
n
informal terms for the leg
3.
v
succeed in obtaining a position
4.
v
stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations
Full Definitions of peg
1

n a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface

Synonyms:
nog
Types:
golf tee, tee
a short peg put into the ground to hold a golf ball off the ground
tent peg
a peg driven into the ground to hold a rope supporting a tent
treenail, trenail, trunnel
a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast
Type of:
pin
a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

n small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.

Synonyms:
pin
Type of:
mark, marker, marking
a distinguishing symbol

n regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument

Type of:
regulator
any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.

n 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
Type of:
holder
a holding device

v pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into

Type of:
pierce, thrust
penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

v fasten or secure with a wooden pin

peg a tent”
Synonyms:
peg down
Type of:
attach
cause to be attached
2

n informal terms for the leg

Synonyms:
pin, stick
Type of:
leg
a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle

n a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

Synonyms:
leg, pegleg, wooden leg
Type of:
prosthesis, prosthetic device
corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
3

v succeed in obtaining a position

Synonyms:
nail, nail down
Type of:
bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win
attain success or reach a desired goal
4

v stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations

“The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar”
Type of:
stabilise, stabilize
make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium

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