n. & v.
1 a a usu. cylindrical pin or bolt of wood or metal, often tapered at one end, and used for holding esp. two things together. b such a peg attached to a wall etc. and used for hanging garments etc. on. c a peg driven into the ground and attached to a rope for holding up a tent. d a bung for stoppering a cask etc. e each of several pegs used to tighten or loosen the strings of a violin etc. f a small peg, matchstick, etc. stuck into holes in a board for calculating the scores at cribbage.
2 Brit. = clothes-peg.
3 Brit. a measure of spirits or wine.
— (pegged, pegging)
1 (usu. foll. by down, in, out, etc.) fix (a thing) with a peg.
2 Econ. a stabilize (prices, wages, exchange rates, etc.). b prevent the price of (stock etc.) from falling or rising by freely buying or selling at a given price.
3 mark (the score) with pegs on a cribbage-board.
Phrases and idioms:
off the peg (of clothes) ready-made. peg away (often foll. by at) work consistently and esp. for a long period. peg down restrict (a person etc.) to rules, a commitment, etc. peg-leg
1 an artificial leg.
2 a person with an artificial leg. peg on = peg away.
peg out
1 sl. die.
2 score the winning point at cribbage.
3 Croquet hit the peg with the ball as the final stroke in a game.
4 mark the boundaries of (land etc.). a peg to hang an idea etc. on a suitable occasion or pretext etc. for it. a round (or square) peg in a square (or round) hole a misfit. take a person down a peg or two humble a person.
Etymology: ME, prob. of LG or Du. orig.: cf. MDu. pegge, Du. dial. peg, LG pigge

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