Peg vs Peglike - What's the difference?

peg | peglike |

As a noun peg

is (chemistry) polyethylene glycol.

As an adjective peglike is

resembling a peg or some aspect of one.




(en noun)
  • A cylindrical wooden or metal object used to fasten or as a bearing between objects.
  • Measurement between the pegs : after killing an animal hunters used the distance between a peg near the animal's nose and one near the end of its body to measure its body length.
  • A protrusion used to hang things on.
  • Hang your coat on the peg and come in.
  • (figurative) A support; a reason; a pretext.
  • a peg to hang a claim upon
  • (cribbage) A peg moved on a crib board to keep score.
  • (finance) A fixed exchange rate, where a currency's value is matched to the value of another currency or measure such as gold
  • (UK) A small quantity of a strong alcoholic beverage.
  • *
  • A place formally allotted for fishing
  • (colloquial, dated) A leg or foot.
  • * 1913 , D.H. Lawrence,
  • "Now I'm cleaned up for thee: tha's no 'casions ter stir a peg all day, but sit and read thy books."
  • One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.
  • * , Act 2, Scene I :
  • O, you are well tuned now!
    But I'll set down the pegs that make this music,
    As honest as I am.
  • A step; a degree.
  • * Barrow
  • to screw papal authority to the highest peg
  • * Hudibras
  • We still have worsted all your holy tricks; / Trepann'd your party with intrigue, / And took your grandees down a peg
  • (Short for) clothes peg.
  • Synonyms

    * (small quantity of strong liquor)


  • To fasten using a .
  • Let's peg the rug to the floor.
  • To affix or pin.
  • I found a tack and pegged your picture to the bulletin board.
    She lunged forward and pegged him to the wall.
  • To fix a value or price.
  • China's currency is no longer pegged to the American dollar.
  • To narrow the cuff openings of a pair of pants so that the legs take on a peg shape.
  • To throw.
  • To indicate or ascribe an attribute to. (Assumed to originate from the use of pegs or pins as markers on a bulletin board or a list.)
  • He's been pegged as a suspect.
    I pegged his weight at 165.
  • (cribbage) To move one's pegs to indicate points scored; to score with a peg.
  • She pegged twelve points.
  • (slang) To reach or exceed the maximum value on a scale or gauge.
  • We pegged the speedometer across the flats.
  • (slang, typically in heterosexual contexts) To engage in anal sex by penetrating one's male partner with a dildo
  • * {{quote-book, 2007, , The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Strap-On Sex, page=32 citation
  • , passage=When you're pegging him and he gets close to orgasm, you'll observe a number of physical signs

    See also

    * wedge, compare Latin cuneus * cone, compare Latin conus * cunny, cunt, compare Latin cunnus * (cribbage ): muggins


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    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a peg or some aspect of one.