peg top

peg top
noun
a pear-shaped top made of wood with a metal center pin
Hypernyms: ↑top, ↑whirligig, ↑teetotum, ↑spinning top

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noun
1. : a pear-shaped wooden top that ends in a sharp metal peg and that is made to spin by the unwinding of a string wound round its center
2. : a game played with peg tops

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1. a child's wooden top that spins on a metal peg.
2. peg tops, peg-top trousers.
[1730-40]

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peg top,
a wooden top with a metal peg on which it spins when a string wound around the top is rapidly uncoiled.
peg-top «PEHG TOP», adjective.
shaped like a peg top.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Peg top — Peg Peg, n. [OE. pegge; cf. Sw. pigg, Dan. pig a point, prickle, and E. peak.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A wooden pin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peg-top — /peg top /, adj. wide at the hips and narrowing to the ankle: peg top trousers; peg top skirts. [1730 40; adj. use of PEG TOP (def. 1)] * * * …   Universalium

  • peg top — peg′ top n. 1) a child s wooden top that spins on a metal peg 2) clo peg tops, peg top trousers • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • peg-top — peg′ top adj. clo wide or full at the top and tapered narrowly at the bottom:peg top trousers; peg top sleeves. • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • peg-top — [peg′täp΄] adj. pear shaped like a peg top; esp., designating trousers that are full at the hips and narrow at the cuffs …   English World dictionary

  • peg top — n. 1. a child s spinning top having a metal tip on which it spins 2. [pl.] peg top trousers …   English World dictionary

  • peg-top — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective or peg topped ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ Etymology: peg top from peg top; peg topped from peg top + ed : wide at the top and narrow at the bottom used especially of trousers, skirts, and pockets with pleated or draped fullness at the top …   Useful english dictionary

  • peg top — /ˈpɛg tɒp/ (say peg top) noun 1. a child s wooden top spinning on a metal peg. 2. (plural) peg top trousers. 3. a peg top skirt …  

  • peg top — 1. a child s wooden top that spins on a metal peg. 2. peg tops, peg top trousers. [1730 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • peg-top — /ˈpɛg tɒp/ (say peg top) adjective (of trousers, skirts, etc.) wide at the hips and narrowing to the ankle. {from the shape of a peg top, a kind of spinning top, mushroom shaped with a metal central pin, formerly popular} …  

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