peg-top

adjective
\ˈpeg-ˈtäp \
variants: or peg-topped \ˈpeg-ˈtäpt \

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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