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Definition of 'peg'


  1. a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
       Synonyms: nog
  2. small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
       Synonyms: pin
  3. informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
       Synonyms: pin stick
  4. a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
       Synonyms: wooden leg leg pegleg
  5. regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
  6. a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
       Synonyms: pin thole tholepin rowlock oarlock


  1. succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
       Synonyms: nail down nail
  2. pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into
  3. fasten or secure with a wooden pin; "peg a tent"
       Synonyms: peg down
  4. stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations; "The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar"

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