peg-top

adjective
\ ˈpeg-ˈtäp How to pronounce peg-top (audio) \
variants: or peg-topped \ ˈpeg-​ˈtäpt How to pronounce peg-topped (audio) \

Definition of peg-top

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: peg

peg top

noun

Definition of peg top (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of peg-top

Adjective

1858, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Peg-top.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peg-top. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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