Peel Peel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Peeled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Peeling}.] [F. peler to pull out the hair, to strip, to peel, fr. L. pilare to deprive of hair, fr. pilus a hair; or perh. partly fr. F. peler to peel off the skin, perh. fr. L. pellis skin (cf. {Fell} skin). Cf. {Peruke}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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