(Pee), n. (Naut.) Bill of an anchor. See Peak, 3 (c).

(Peece) n. & v. [Obs.] See Piece.

(||Pee"chi) n. (Zoöl.) The dauw.

(Peek) v. i. [OE. piken: cf. F. piquer to pierce, prick, E. pique. Cf. Peak.] To look slyly, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep. [Colloq.]

(Peek"a*boo) n. A child's game; bopeep.

(Peel) n. [OE. pel. Cf. Pile a heap.] A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep. [Scot.]

(Peel), n. [F. pelle, L. pala.] A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar.

(Peel), v. t. [Confused with peel to strip, but fr. F. piller to pillage. See Pill to rob, Pillage.] To plunder; to pillage; to rob. [Obs.]

But govern ill the nations under yoke,
Peeling their provinces.

(Peel), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Peeled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Peeling.] [F. peler to pull out the hair, to strip, to peel, fr. L. pilare to deprive of hair, fr. pilus a hair; or perh. partly fr. F. peler to peel off the skin, perh. fr. L. pellis skin Cf. Peruke.]

1. To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.

The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands.

2. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.

(Peel), v. i. To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; — often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily.

(Peel), n. The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.

(Pee"le) n. (Zoöl.) A graceful and swift South African antelope (Pelea capreola). The hair is woolly, and ash-gray on the back and sides. The horns are black, long, slender, straight, nearly smooth, and very sharp. Called also rheeboc, and rehboc.

(Peel"er) n. One who peels or strips.

(Peel"er), n. [See Peel to plunder.] A pillager.

(Peel"er), n. A nickname for a policeman; — so called from Sir Robert Peel. [British Slang] See Bobby.

(Peel"house`) n. See 1st Peel. Sir W. Scott.

(Peen) n. [Cf. G. pinne pane of a hammer.] (a) A round-edged, or hemispherical, end to the head of a hammer or sledge, used to stretch or bend metal by indentation. (b) The sharp-edged end of the head of a mason's hammer. [Spelt also pane, pein, and piend.]

(Peen), v. t. To draw, bend, or straighten, as metal, by blows with the peen of a hammer or sledge.

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