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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


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Examples of peeler in a Sentence

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The 13-piece set comes with age-appropriate knives, cutting boards, shape cutouts, and a peeler. Holly Klamer, Ms, Parents, 25 June 2024 Peel cucumbers: Start by using a vegetable peeler to peel the cucumber into two long, thin strips. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 10 June 2024 Using a vegetable peeler, take a bit of the peel of an orange, trying to get as little white pith as possible. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 18 May 2024 How to Make Oleo-Saccharum Use a vegetable peeler to remove large strips of peel from an unwaxed (preferably organic) lemon, avoiding the pith (the white part of the lemon between the flesh and skin). Alana Al-Hatlani, Southern Living, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for peeler 

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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

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“Peeler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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