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Definition 1: a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for peg in the sense of this definition

(peg is a kind of ...) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

(... is a kind of peg ) a short peg put into the ground to hold a golf ball off the ground

(... is a kind of peg ) a peg driven into the ground to hold a rope supporting a tent

(... is a kind of peg ) a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast

Definition 2: a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for peg in the sense of this definition

(peg is a kind of ...) a holding device

"a towel holder" "a cigarette holder" "an umbrella holder"

(... is part of peg) a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled

Definition 3: regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument - [noun denoting artifact]

(peg is a kind of ...) any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.

(... is part of peg) a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound

Definition 4: a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for peg in the sense of this definition

(peg is a kind of ...) corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body

Definition 5: informal terms for the leg - [noun denoting body]

Samples where peg or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fever left him weak on his sticks

Synonyms for peg in the sense of this definition

(peg is a kind of ...) a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle

Definition 6: small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc. - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for peg in the sense of this definition

(peg is a kind of ...) a distinguishing symbol

"the owner's mark was on all the sheep"

Definition 7: stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations - [verb of change]

Samples where peg or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar

(peg is a kind of ...) make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium

"The drug stabilized her blood pressure" "stabilize prices"

Definition 8: fasten or secure with a wooden pin - [verb of contact]

Samples where peg or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • peg a tent

Synonyms for peg in the sense of this definition

(peg is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

Definition 9: pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into - [verb of contact]

(peg is a kind of ...) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

Samples where peg or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He nailed down a spot at Harvard

Synonyms for peg in the sense of this definition

(peg is a kind of ...) attain success or reach a desired goal

"The enterprise succeeded" "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show" "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"

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