1 of 2

noun (1)

peel·​er ˈpē-lər How to pronounce peeler (audio)
: one that peels
: a crab that is about to shed its shell
: a log of wood (such as Douglas fir) suitable for cutting into veneer

called also peeler log


2 of 2

noun (2)


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web
Unlike most peelers, which usually only have so long a lifetime before their blades dull, the Forever Peeler comes with a replacement blade. Alaina Chou, Bon Appétit, 15 Mar. 2023 Instead of turning to your vegetable peeler, which will have a hard time with all the nooks and crannies of ginger root, use a spoon. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Mar. 2023 The blades are outfitted with a nutcracker, bottle opener, vegetable peeler, and even a screwdriver. Elizabeth Briskin, Popular Mechanics, 12 Jan. 2023 The bartending kit also includes a peeler and grater tool combined for zesting and peeling a garnish like a lemon twist. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 21 Dec. 2022 To make the curls, carefully draw a vegetable peeler across the broad surface of a bar of white chocolate at room temperature. Blaine Callahan, Hartford Courant, 22 July 2022 Using a vegetable peeler, slice the zucchini and carrot into thin, wide ribbons. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2021 Another gadget worthy of the utensil drawer is a peeler like this one that’s useful for more than just peeling apples. Dana Holmes, CNN Underscored, 30 Sep. 2020 Put the peeler aside: Use frozen hash browns to make this vegetarian-friendly soup. Redbook Test Kitchen, Redbook, 20 Aug. 2018 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'peeler.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History


Noun (2)

Sir Robert Peel

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peeler was in 1597

Dictionary Entries Near peeler

Cite this Entry

“Peeler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on peeler

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!