1728–62, czar of Russia 1762 (husband of Catherine II; father of Paul I).
1728–62, grandson of Peter I and tsar of Russia (1762): deposed in a coup d’état led by his wife (later Catherine II); assassinated
[pee-ter] /ˈpi tər/ verb (used without object), peter out 1. to diminish gradually and stop; dwindle to nothing: The hot water always peters out in the middle of my shower. 2. to tire; exhaust (usually used as a past participle): I’m petered out after that walk. /ˈpiːtə/ verb 1. (intransitive; foll by out or away) […]
/ˈpiːtəˌliː/ noun 1. a new town in Co Durham, founded in 1948. Pop: 29 936 (2001)
- Peterloo massacre
/ˌpiːtəˈluː/ noun 1. an incident at St Peter’s Fields, Manchester, in 1819 in which a radical meeting was broken up by a cavalry charge, resulting in about 500 injuries and 11 deaths
[pee-ter-muh n] /ˈpi tər mən/ noun, plural petermen. Slang. 1. a safecracker. /ˈpiːtəmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. (slang) a burglar skilled in safe-breaking noun A safecracker; pete-man: the petermen of half a century ago (1900+ Underworld)