Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “peg”

peg

noun (HOOK)    /peɡ/
[C] a small stick or hook that sticks out from a surface and from which objects, especially clothes, can hang: He took off his coat/hat and hung it on the peg.Pins, clips, hooks and pegs [S] a reason for discussing something further: They decided to use the anniversary as the peg for/a peg on which to hang a TV documentary.Motives and reasons
(Definition of peg noun (HOOK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of peg

Definitions of “peg” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More