peg-top

1 of 2

adjective

variants or peg-topped
: peg

peg top

2 of 2

noun

1
: a pear-shaped top that is made to spin on the sharp metal peg in its base by the unwinding of a string wound round its center
2
peg tops plural : peg trousers

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1858, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of peg-top was in 1747

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Cite this Entry

“Peg-top.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peg-top. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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