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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 peg /ˈpɛg/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peg n.
 1. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.
 2. 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.
 3. One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.
 4. One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board.
 5. A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase “To take one down a peg.”
    To screw papal authority to the highest peg.   --Barrow.
    And took your grandees down a peg.   --Hudibras.
 6. A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water. [India]
    This over, the club will be visited for a =\“peg,” Anglice drink.\=    --Harper's Mag.
 peg board, a board with multiple small holes into which pegs can be inserted in different arrays so as to form hooks from which to hang tools or other objects for convenient access; it is typically hung from a wall in a workshop.
 Peg ladder, a ladder with but one standard, into which cross pieces are inserted.
 Peg tankard, an ancient tankard marked with pegs, so as divide the liquor into equal portions. “Drink down to your peg.” --Longfellow.
 Peg tooth. See Fleam tooth under Fleam.
 Peg top, a boy's top which is spun by throwing it.
 Screw peg, a small screw without a head, for fastening soles.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peg v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pegged p. pr. & vb. n. Pegging ]
 1. 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 oak
 And peg thee in his knotty entrails.   --Shak.
 2. Cribbage To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface [syn: nog]
      2: small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or
         define locations etc. [syn: pin]
      3: informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his
         sticks" [syn: pin, stick]
      4: a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg [syn: 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 [syn: pin,
          thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock]
      v 1: succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at
           Harvard" [syn: nail down, nail]
      2: pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin
         into into
      3: fasten or secure with a wooden pin; "peg a tent" [syn: peg
      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"
      [also: pegging, pegged]