1a short pin or bolt, typically tapered at one end, that is used for securing something in place, hanging things on, or marking a position:she put her mack on a peg in the hall (also tent peg) a pin or bolt driven into the ground to hold one of the ropes or corners of a tent in position. a bung for stoppering a cask. informal a footrest on a motorbike. 2a point or limit on a scale, especially of exchange rates: the Mexican peso, linked to the dollar by a crawling peg, was distinctly too high 3
chiefly Indian a measure of spirits:have a peg of whisky
4a place marked by a peg and allotted to a competitor to fish or shoot from. 5 informal a person’s leg: I have a good right peg and the ball ended up in the back of the net
chiefly Baseball a strong throw.
1 [with object and adverbial] fix, secure, or mark with a peg or pegs:drape plants with nets, pegging down the edges hang (washing) on a line with clothes pegs:clothes were pegged out on a line allot a specified place to (a competitor) in a fishing or shooting competition by means of a marker:we’ve been pegged next to the winning team 2 [with object] fix (a price, rate, or amount) at a particular level:the dividend was pegged at 23.59p informal
, chiefly North American form a fixed opinion of; categorize:the officer probably has us pegged as anarchists
chiefly Baseball throw (a ball) hard and low: the catcher pegs the ball to the first baseman
, chiefly British die: she looked as if she might peg out any moment
2score the winning point at cribbage. 3 Croquet hit the peg with the ball as the final stroke in a game.