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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
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Peg

A tapered cylindrical wooden pin that is driven through a hole to hold two or more members together.
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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)
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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.
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Peter, from Rotherham, Yorkshire, said: "I was so shocked when the vet rang me to say they had found an 11in tent peg in her abdomen.
Mr Hilliard said he wanted to make plain what he thought had led to Billie-Jo being battered on the head with the iron tent peg as she painted patio doors at the family home in Hastings, East Sussex.
'I didn't pick up the tent peg. There was no argument whatsoever.'
She had been bludgeoned with an 18-inch metal tent peg and died from severe head injuries.
Former deputy head teacher Sion Jenkins allegedly battered foster daughter Billie-Jo, 13, to death with a metal tent peg at their home in Hastings, East Sussex.
Jenkins, 47, from Aberystwyth, mid Wales, denies battering Billie-Jo to death with an iron tent peg in February, 1997
It showed Billie-Jo lying by the patio doors she had been painting when she was bludgeoned to death with an 18-inch iron tent peg.
Sion Jenkins allegedly battered the 13-year-old to death with a metal tent peg in a rage as she painted doors at home in 1997.
Jenkins, 47, who denies killing the 13-year-old with a tent peg in 1997 as she painted patio doors, spent 30 minutes in his former marital home in Hastings, East Sussex.
Billie-Jo, 13, desperately tried to fend off her attacker's blows as she was repeatedly smashed over the head with an 18 inch metal tent peg.
In 1998 Sion Jenkins was convicted of battering his foster daughter Billie-Jo Jenkins, 13, to death with a metal tent peg.