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n. - A wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface; A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing; Regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument;

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  • There were many of his kind so maimed, and the wolfers, abbreviating the term peg-legs, called these three-footed ones "pegs."
  • Successful short-term peg-interferon monotherapy for chronic hepatitis
  • I am no fan of Heather Mills, but to call her peg-legged and refer to her as “hopping mad” is juvenile.
  • Burke's ever taken the trouble to 'peg' a man in his life. for more
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