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Definition of Peel


  1. A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.
  2. A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar.
  3. To plunder; to pillage; to rob.
  4. To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.
  5. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
  6. To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; -- often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily.
  7. The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.
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Peel Translations

peel in Afrikaans is skil
peel in Dutch is schillen, afpellen, jassen
peel in French is pelent, pelage, coque, peler, pelons, pelez
peel in Italian is sbucciare
peel in Latin is crusta
peel in Portuguese is casca
peel in Swedish is skala, skal