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peg

noun

1 peg

A wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface.

synonym: nog.

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Roget 633: machinery, mechanism, engineering.    instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill; air engine, ... show more

Roget 959: drunkenness etc. adj.; intemperance; drinking etc. v.; inebriety, inebriation; ebriety, ebriosity; insobriety; intoxication; temulency, ... show more

Roget 71: term, rank, station, stage, step; degree etc. 26; scale, remove, grade, link, peg, round of the ladder, ... show more



2 peg

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

synonym: pin.

3 peg

Informal terms for the leg.

synonyms: pin, stick.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Dutch: staak
Polish: giczoł, gira, kopyto, kulas, kulfon

4 peg

A prosthesis that replaces a missing leg.

synonyms: leg, pegleg, wooden leg.

5 peg

Regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument.

Polish: kołek

6 peg

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.

Dutch: dol
Polish: dulka

verb

1 peg

Succeed in obtaining a position.

synonyms: nail, nail down.

2 peg

Pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into.

3 peg

Fasten or secure with a wooden pin:
— Peg a tent.

synonym: peg down.

4 peg

Stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations.


Moby thesaurus: amble, amount, anchor, articulate, baby tooth, barge, batten, batten down, beverage, bicuspid, bilge, bind, blain, bleb, blister, blob, bolt, boss, bow, bowl ... show more.

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