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Definition of Peg


  1. A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water.
  2. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.
  3. A wooden pin, or nail, on which to hang things, as coats, etc. Hence, colloquially and figuratively: A support; a reason; a pretext; as, a peg to hang a claim upon.
  4. One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.
  5. One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board.
  6. A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down peg."
  7. To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.
  8. To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points.
  9. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.
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Peg Translations

peg in Dutch is aperitief, borrel
peg in French is pince
peg in Italian is aringa
peg in Norwegian is dram
peg in Spanish is estaca, aperitivo
peg in Swedish is pinne