- 1a short piece of wood, metal, or plastic used for holding things together, hanging things on, marking a position, etc. There's a peg near the door to hang your coat on. Mark the boundary with pegs.
- 2 (also tent peg) a small pointed piece of wood or metal that you attach to the ropes of a tent and push into the ground in order to hold the tent in place
- 3 (also tuning peg) a wooden, metal, or plastic screw used for making the strings of a musical instrument tighter or looser Idioms
to make someone realize that they are not as good, important, etc. as they think they are He needed to be taken down a peg or two.
bring/take somebody down a peg (or two)jump to other results
something that gives you an excuse or opportunity to discuss or explain something The character provides a peg to hang the writer's political ideas on.
a peg to hang something onjump to other results
a person who does not feel happy or comfortable in a particular situation, or who is not suitable for it
a square peg (in a round hole) (informal)jump to other results