the female peafowl.
c.1400, from Old English pawa “peafowl” (see peacock) + hen.
noun 1. a short coat of thick wool, usually double-breasted and navy in color, worn by seamen, fishermen, etc. 2. a jacket or short coat styled like this, worn by adults and children. /ˈpiːˌkəʊt/ noun 1. a sailor’s short heavy double-breasted overcoat of navy wool n. 1721, loan-translation of North Frisian pijekkat, from Dutch pijjekker, […]
[peek] /pik/ noun 1. the pointed top of a mountain or ridge. 2. a mountain with a pointed summit. 3. the pointed top of anything. 4. the highest or most important point or level: the peak of her political career. 5. the maximum point, degree, or volume of anything: Oil prices reached their peak last […]
- Peak district
noun 1. a region of N central England, mainly in N Derbyshire at the S end of the Pennines: consists of moors in the north and a central limestone plateau; many caves. Highest point: 727 m (2088 ft)
/piːk/ noun 1. Mervyn. 1911–68, English novelist, poet, and illustrator. In his trilogy Gormenghast (1946–59), he creates, with vivid imagination, a grotesque Gothic world