[pee-ling] /ˈpi lɪŋ/
the act of a person or thing that .
that which is from something, as a piece of the skin or rind of a fruit.
verb (used with object)
to strip (something) of its skin, rind, bark, etc.:
to peel an orange.
to strip (the skin, rind, bark, paint, etc.) from something:
to peel paint from a car.
Croquet. to cause (another player’s ball) to go through a wicket.
verb (used without object)
(of skin, bark, paint, etc.) to come off; become separated.
to lose the skin, rind, bark, paint, etc.
Informal. to undress.
Metallurgy. (of a malleable iron casting) to lose, or tend to lose, the outer layer.
the skin or rind of a fruit, vegetable, etc.
Metallurgy. the presence of a brittle outer layer on a malleable iron casting.
keep one’s eyes peeled, Informal. to watch closely or carefully; be alert:
Keep your eyes peeled for a gas station.
a strip of skin, rind, bark, etc, that has been peeled off: a potato peeling
(transitive) to remove (the skin, rind, outer covering, etc) of (a fruit, egg, etc)
(intransitive) (of paint, etc) to be removed from a surface, esp through weathering
(intransitive) (of a surface) to lose its outer covering of paint, etc esp through weathering
(intransitive) (of a person or part of the body) to shed skin in flakes or (of skin) to be shed in flakes, esp as a result of sunburn
(croquet) to put (another player’s ball) through a hoop or hoops
keep one’s eyes peeled, keep one’s eyes skinned, to watch vigilantly
the skin or rind of a fruit, etc
a long-handled shovel used by bakers for moving bread, in an oven
(in Britain) a fortified tower of the 16th century on the borders between England and Scotland, built to withstand raids
John, real name John Robert Parker Ravenscroft. 1939–2004, British broadcaster; presented his influential Radio 1 music programme (1967–2004) and Radio 4’s Home Truths (1998–2004)
Sir Robert. 1788–1850, British statesman; Conservative prime minister (1834–35; 1841–46). As Home Secretary (1828–30) he founded the Metropolitan Police and in his second ministry carried through a series of free-trade budgets culminating in the repeal of the Corn Laws (1846), which split the Tory party
See baker’s peel
“to strip off,” developed from Old English pilian “to peel, skin, decorticate, strip the skin or ring,” and Old French pillier, both from Latin pilare “to strip of hair,” from pilus “hair” (see pile (n.3)). Probably also influenced by Latin pellis “skin, hide.” Related: Peeled; peeling. Figurative expression keep (one’s) eyes peeled be observant, be on the alert” is from 1853, American English.
piece of rind or skin, 1580s, from earlier pill, pile (late 14c.), from peel (v.)).
“shovel-shaped instrument” used by bakers, etc., c.1400, from Old French pele (Modern French pelle) “shovel,” from Latin pala “spade, shovel, baker’s peel,” of unknown origin.
In addition to the idiom beginning with peel
- Peel out
v. hot-rodders’ slang, 1952, perhaps from peel “blade or wash of an oar” (1875, American English), earlier “shovel-shaped instrument” (see peel (n.2). Or it might be from aircraft pilot phrase peel off “veer away from formation” (World War II), or from earlier American English slang peel it “run away at full speed” (1860). verb phrase […]
[peel-awf, -of] /ˈpilˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ adjective 1. designed to be peeled off from a backing or large sheet, usually of paper, before use; readied for use by peeling off: peel-off labels.
/ˈpiːlɪˈwælɪ/ adjective 1. (Scot, slang) off colour; pale and ill-looking: he’s a wee bit peely-wally this morning
[peen] /pin/ noun 1. a wedgelike, spherical, or other striking end of a hammer head opposite the face. verb (used with object) 2. to enlarge, straighten, or smooth with a peen. 3. to strengthen (a metal surface) by light hammering or by bombardment with steel balls or shot. /piːn/ noun 1. the end of a […]