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peg

 (pĕg)
n.
1.
a. A small cylindrical or tapered pin, as of wood, used to fasten things or plug a hole.
b. A similar pin forming a projection that may be used as a support or boundary marker.
2. Music One of the pins of a stringed instrument that are turned to tighten or slacken the strings so as to regulate their pitch.
3. A degree or notch, as in estimation: Our opinion of him went up a few pegs after he did the dishes.
4. Chiefly British A drink of liquor.
5. Baseball A low and fast throw made to put a base runner out.
6. Informal A leg, especially a wooden one.
v. pegged, peg·ging, pegs
v.tr.
1. To fasten or plug with a peg or pegs.
2. To designate or mark by means of a peg or pegs.
3. To fix (a price) at a certain level or within a certain range.
4. Informal To classify; categorize: I pegged her as an opportunist. Why do you have me pegged as the rowdy one?
5. Informal
a. To hit, especially with a thrown object or fired projectile: She pegged him on the head with a snowball.
b. To throw or fire (an object or projectile): "How did you learn to peg a ball as straight as this?" (Zane Grey).
v.intr.
To work steadily; persist: pegged away until our luck turned.
Idiom:
take (someone) down a peg
To reduce the pride of; humble.

[Middle English pegge, from Middle Dutch.]

PEG

abbr.
polyethylene glycol

pegging

(ˈpɛɡɪŋ)
n
(Mountaineering) another name for aid climbing
References in classic literature ?
He was perpetually pegging at the floor, the moment she left his sight.
Admittedly, organiser Shahzada Sultan Mohammad Ali said, there had been no mention of tent pegging in the Guinness Book of World Records previously.
The championship witnessed tent pegging by riders waving spears to collect the wooden peg amid clouds of dust rising from the grounds.
FAISALABAD -- A four-day tent-pegging competition began at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Tent Pegging Stadium on Thursday.