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PEEL, v.t. [L. pilo, to pull off hair and to pillage; pilus, the hair.]

1. To strip off skin, bark or rind without a cutting instrument; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin; to bark; to flay; to decorticate. When a knife is used, we call it paring. Thus we say, to peel a tree, to peel an orange; but we say, to pare an apple to pare land.

2. In a general sense, to remove the skin, bark or rind, even with an instrument.

3. To strip; to plunder; to pillage; as, to peel a province or conquered people.

PEEL, n. [L. pellis.] The skin or rind of any thing; as the peel of an orange.

PEEL, n. [L. pala; pello; Eng. shovel, from shove; or from spreading.] A kind of wooden shovel used by bakers, with a broad palm and long handle; hence, in popular use in America, any large fire-shovel.




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PEEL, v.t. [L. pilo, to pull off hair and to pillage; pilus, the hair.]

1. To strip off skin, bark or rind without a cutting instrument; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin; to bark; to flay; to decorticate. When a knife is used, we call it paring. Thus we say, to peel a tree, to peel an orange; but we say, to pare an apple to pare land.

2. In a general sense, to remove the skin, bark or rind, even with an instrument.

3. To strip; to plunder; to pillage; as, to peel a province or conquered people.

PEEL, n. [L. pellis.] The skin or rind of any thing; as the peel of an orange.

PEEL, n. [L. pala; pello; Eng. shovel, from shove; or from spreading.] A kind of wooden shovel used by bakers, with a broad palm and long handle; hence, in popular use in America, any large fire-shovel.


PEEL, n.1 [L. pellis, Fr. peau, G. fell, D. vel, skin; from peeling.]

The skin or rind of any thing; as, the peel of an orange.


PEEL, n.2 [Fr. pelle; L. Sp. and It. pala; W. pal, probably from thrusting, throwing, L. pello; Gr. βαλλω, like Eng. shovel, from shove; or from spreading.]

A kind of wooden shovel used by bakers, with a broad palm and long handle; hence, in popular use in America, any large fire-shovel.


PEEL, v.t. [Fr. peler, piller; Sp. pelar, pillar; Port. pelar, pilhar; It. pigliare; L. pilo, to pull off hair and to pillage; Arm. pilha; W. piliaw, to take off the surface or rind. The first verb peler, pelar, seems to be formed from L. pilus, the hair. The Eng. peel is therefore from the other verb. See Pill. Class Bl, No. 32, 44, 51.]

  1. To strip off skin, bark or rind without a cutting instrument; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin; to bark; to flay; to decorticate. When a knife is used, we call it paring. Thus we say, to peel a tree, to peel an orange; but we say, to pare an apple, to pare land.
  2. In a general sense, to remove the skin, bark or rind, even with an instrument.
  3. To strip; to plunder; to pillage; us, to peel a province or conquered people. – Milton. Dryden.

Peel
  1. A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.

    [Scot.]
  2. A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar.
  3. To plunder; to pillage; to rob.

    [Obs.]

    But govern ill the nations under yoke,
    Peeling their provinces.
    Milton.

  4. To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.

    The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands. Shak.

  5. To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; -- often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily.
  6. The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.
  7. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
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Peel

PEEL, verb transitive [Latin pilo, to pull off hair and to pillage; pilus, the hair.]

1. To strip off skin, bark or rind without a cutting instrument; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin; to bark; to flay; to decorticate. When a knife is used, we call it paring. Thus we say, to peel a tree, to peel an orange; but we say, to pare an apple to pare land.

2. In a general sense, to remove the skin, bark or rind, even with an instrument.

3. To strip; to plunder; to pillage; as, to peel a province or conquered people.

PEEL, noun [Latin pellis.] The skin or rind of any thing; as the peel of an orange.

PEEL, noun [Latin pala; pello; Eng. shovel, from shove; or from spreading.] A kind of wooden shovel used by bakers, with a broad palm and long handle; hence, in popular use in America, any large fire-shovel.

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