|Origin:||Probably from Middle Dutch pegge|
a short piece of wood, metal, or plastic that is attached to a wall or fits into a hole, used especially to hang things on or to fasten things together:
Sarah hung her coat on the peg.
a table fitted together with pegs
a pattern made with coloured pegs on a board
a small plastic or wooden object used to fasten wet clothes to a thin rope to dry [= clothespeg; = clothespin AmE]
hanging wet clothesBritish English
a pointed piece of wood or metal that you push into the ground in order to keep a tent in the correct position
to make someone realize that they are not as important or skilled as they think they are:
Evans is an arrogant bully who needs taking down a peg or two.
a wooden screw used to make the strings of a violin, guitar etc tighter or looser [= tuning peg]
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something that is used as a reason for doing, discussing, or believing something:
As a peg to hang it on, the tournament had the 100th anniversary of Nehru's birth.
a small amount of strong alcoholic drink, especially whisky or brandy