peel /ˈpɪl/ 及物動詞
Peel n. A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep. [Scot.]
Peel, n. A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar.
Peel, v. t. To plunder; to pillage; to rob. [Obs.]
But govern ill the nations under yoke,
Peeling their provinces. --Milton.
Peel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Peeled p. pr. & vb. n. Peeling.]
1. To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.
The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands. --Shak.
2. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
Peel, v. i.
1. To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; -- often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily.
Peel, n. The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.
n 1: the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit)
[syn: skin, rind]
2: British politician (1788-1850) [syn: Robert Peel, Sir
3: the rind of a fruit or vegetable [syn: skin]
v 1: strip the skin off; "pare apples" [syn: skin, pare]
2: come off in flakes or thin small pieces; "The paint in my
house is peeling off" [syn: peel off, flake off, flake]
3: get undressed; "please don't undress in front of
everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night
for a living" [syn: undress, discase, uncase, unclothe,
strip, strip down, disrobe] [ant: dress, dress]