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peeler

noun peel·er \ ˈpē-lər \

Definition of peeler

1 : one that peels
2 : a crab that is about to shed its shell
3 : a log of wood (such as Douglas fir) suitable for cutting into veneer called also peeler log

First Known Use of peeler

1597


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peeler

noun

Definition of peeler

British

Origin and Etymology of peeler

Sir Robert Peel


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