peeler

noun (1)
peel·​er | \ ˈpē-lər How to pronounce peeler (audio) \

Definition of peeler

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

peeler

noun (2)

Definition of peeler (Entry 2 of 2)

British

First Known Use of peeler

Noun (1)

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peeler

Noun (2)

Sir Robert Peel

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“Peeler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peeler. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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