- peg [peg]n.[ME pegge, prob. < LowG source, as in Du peg, wooden plug < IE base * bak-, staff > L baculum, stick]1. a short, usually tapering or pointed piece of wood, metal, etc. used to hold parts together or in place, or to close an opening, as in a barrel2. a projecting pin or bolt used to hang things on, fasten ropes to, mark degrees of measurement or keep the score in a game, etc.3.a) the distance between pegsb) a step or degreec) a fixed level, as for a price4. any of the pins which hold, and are used in regulating the tension of, the strings of a violin or other stringed instrument5. a point or prong for tearing, hooking, etc.6. a point of reference, esp. an excuse or reason7. Informal the foot or leg8. Informal an act or instance of throwing; esp., a hard, accurate throw from a baseball fielder9. Brit. CLOTHESPIN10. [Brit. Informal] a drink, esp. of brandy or whiskey and sodavt.pegged, pegging1. to put a peg or pegs into so as to fasten, secure, mark, etc.2. to mark (a boundary, claim, etc.) with pegs: usually with out3. to strike with a peg so as to pierce or hook4. to maintain (prices, etc.) at a fixed level5. to score (points) in cribbage during the play of a hand6. Informal to give support, relevance, or perspective to (an idea, news story, etc.) by relating it to something else7. Informal to identify or categorize [pegged him as a man of action]8. Informal to throw; esp., to throw forcefully [to peg a ball to first base]vi.1. to score points in cribbage during the play of a hand2. to move energetically or quickly: usually with down, along, etc.——————off the peg[Chiefly Brit.] READY-MADE——————peg away at or peg awayto work steadily and persistently (at)——————round peg in a square holea person in a position, situation, etc. for which he or she is unsuited or unqualified: also square peg in a round hole——————take down a pegto lower the pride or conceit of; humble or dispirit
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.