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Peg vs. Trunnel

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Pegnoun

A cylindrical wooden or metal object used to fasten or as a bearing between objects.

Trunnelnoun

A trundle.

Pegnoun

Measurement between the pegs: after killing an animal hunters used the distance between a peg near the animal's nose and one near the end of its body to measure its body length.

Trunnelnoun

See Treenail.

Pegnoun

A protrusion used to hang things on.

‘Hang your coat on the peg and come in.’;

Trunnelnoun

a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast

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Pegnoun

(figurative) A support; a reason; a pretext.

‘a peg to hang a claim upon’;

Pegnoun

(cribbage) A peg moved on a crib board to keep score.

Pegnoun

(finance) A fixed exchange rate, where a currency's value is matched to the value of another currency or measure such as gold

Pegnoun

(UK) A small quantity of a strong alcoholic beverage.

Pegnoun

A place formally allotted for fishing

Pegnoun

A leg or foot.

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Pegnoun

One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.

Pegnoun

A step; a degree.

Pegnoun

Short for clothes peg.

Pegnoun

(journalism) A topic of interest, such as an ongoing event or an anniversary, around which various features can be developed.

Pegnoun

A stump.

Pegverb

(transitive) To fasten using a peg.

‘Let's peg the rug to the floor.’;

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Pegverb

(transitive) To affix or pin.

‘I found a tack and pegged your picture to the bulletin board.’; ‘She lunged forward and pegged him to the wall.’;

Pegverb

(transitive) To fix a value or price.

‘China's currency is no longer pegged to the American dollar.’;

Pegverb

(transitive) To narrow the cuff openings of a pair of pants so that the legs take on a peg shape.

Pegverb

To throw.

Pegverb

To indicate or ascribe an attribute to. (Assumed to originate from the use of pegs or pins as markers on a bulletin board or a list.)

‘He's been pegged as a suspect.’; ‘I pegged his weight at 165.’;

Pegverb

(cribbage) To move one's pegs to indicate points scored; to score with a peg.

‘She pegged twelve points.’;

Pegverb

To reach or exceed the maximum value on (a scale or gauge).

‘We pegged the speedometer across the flats.’;

Pegverb

To engage in anal sex by penetrating (one's male partner) with a dildo.

Pegverb

(intransitive) To keep working hard at something; to peg away.

Pegnoun

A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.

Pegnoun

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.

Pegnoun

One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.

Pegnoun

One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board.

Pegnoun

A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down a peg."

‘To screw papal authority to the highest peg.’; ‘And took your grandees down a peg.’;

Pegnoun

A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water.

‘This over, the club will be visited for a "peg," Anglice drink.’;

Pegnoun

a hard throw, especially one made to put out a baserunner; as, the peg to the plate went wild.

Pegverb

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 oakAnd peg thee in his knotty entrails.’;

Pegverb

To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points.

Pegverb

To identify; to recognize; as, she pegged him as a good carpenter; he was pegged as a blowhard as soon as he started speaking; he was pegged as a exceptional player even in high school.

Pegverb

To throw (a ball); as, he pegged the runner out at second.

Pegverb

To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; - usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.

Pegnoun

a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface

Pegnoun

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

Pegnoun

informal terms of the leg;

‘fever left him weak on his sticks’;

Pegnoun

a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

Pegnoun

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

Pegnoun

a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

Pegverb

succeed in obtaining a position;

‘He nailed down a spot at Harvard’;

Pegverb

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

Pegverb

fasten or secure with a wooden pin;

‘peg a tent’;

Pegverb

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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