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Dictionary definition for: Peg

1. (n) a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface

2. (v) succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

3. (n) small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.

4. (v) pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into into

5. (n) informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"

6. (v) fasten or secure with a wooden pin; "peg a tent"

7. (n) a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

8. (v) stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations; "The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar"

9. (n) regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument

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

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