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peg

1. Informal a person's leg
2. Northern English dialect a tooth
3. Brit a small drink of wine or spirits, esp of brandy or whisky and soda
4. a mountaineering piton
5. Croquet a post that a player's ball must strike to win the game
6. Angling a fishing station allotted to an angler in a competition, marked by a peg in the ground

Peg

A tapered cylindrical wooden pin that is driven through a hole to hold two or more members together.

peg

[peg]
(engineering)
A small pointed or tapered piece, often cylindrical, used to pin down or fasten parts.
A projection used to hang or support objects.
(metallurgy)

peg

1. A pointed pin of wood, metal, or any other material; usually used as a fastener.
2. A cylindrical piece of wood used as a dowel pin to fasten wood members.
References in classic literature ?
The Indian, delighted with the success of his scheme, mounted the horse, assisted the princess to mount behind him, and turned the peg at the very moment that the prince was leaving the palace in Schiraz for the country house, followed closely by the Sultan and all the court.
Boys are rushing madly hither and thither, while others are putting in or taking out pegs from a central framework as if they were lunatics engaged in a game of fox and geese.
Here my friend, about whose madness I now saw, or fancied that I saw, certain indications of method, removed the peg which marked the spot where the beetle fell, to a spot about three inches to the westward of its former position.
Whin I was about three-quarters av a mile off the rest-camp, powtherin' along fit to burrst, I heard the noise av the men, an', on my sowl, Sorr, I cud catch the voice av Peg Barney bellowin' like a bison wid the belly-ache.
I went with Musgrave to his study and whittled myself this peg, to which I tied this long string with a knot at each yard.
For this purpose she jumped upon a peg, and suspending herself from it, pretended to be dead.
It was in this locality that Peg Bowen lived, and our way lay near her house though not directly in sight of it.
Dorothy stepped inside the little room to get a back view of the copper man, and in this way discovered a printed card that hung between his shoulders, it being suspended from a small copper peg at the back of his neck.
Me, Peg, me,' said Arthur Gride, tapping himself on the breast to render the reply more intelligible.
At the end of two yards,' she said, putting in a peg to mark the distance, 'I shall give you your directions--have another biscuit?
She felt as though her nerves were strings being strained tighter and tighter on some sort of screwing peg.
No boy attempted to violate the sanctity of seat or peg, but many a one looked from the empty spaces to the schoolmaster, and whispered his idle neighbour behind his hand.