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Definition of Peak


  1. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
  2. The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
  3. The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.
  4. The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
  5. The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
  6. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.
  7. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sicky.
  8. To pry; to peep slyly.
  9. To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular.
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Peak Translations

peak in Danish is top, spids
peak in Dutch is piek, top, neus, tip, punt, spits
peak in Latin is promontorium
peak in Portuguese is pico
peak in Spanish is cumbre, punta, cresta
peak in Swedish is topp