(noun, verb)


1. a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface

Similar word(s): nog

Definition categories: man–made, pin

2. small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.

Similar word(s): pin

Definition categories: communication, mark, marker, marking

3. informal terms for the leg

Similar word(s): pin, stick

Definition categories: body, leg

4. a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

Similar word(s): leg

Definition categories: man–made, prosthesis

5. regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument

Definition categories: man–made, regulator

6. a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

Similar word(s): oarlock, pin, rowlock, thole, tholepin

Definition categories: man–made, holder

Sentences with peg as a noun:

- Hang your coat on the peg and come in.

- a peg to hang a claim upon


1. succeed in obtaining a position

Similar word(s): nail

Definition categories: social, succeed, win

2. pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into

Definition categories: contact, pierce, thrust

3. fasten or secure with a wooden pin

- peg a tent

Definition categories: contact, attach

4. stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations

- The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar

Definition categories: change, stabilise, stabilize

Sentences with peg as a verb:

- Let's peg the rug to the floor.

- I found a tack and pegged your picture to the bulletin board.

- She lunged forward and pegged him to the wall.

- China's currency is no longer pegged to the American dollar.

- He's been pegged as a suspect.

- I pegged his weight at 165.

- She pegged twelve points.

- We pegged the speedometer across the flats.