Peeler \Peel"er\, n. One who peels or strips. [1913 Webster]

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  • peeler — Ⅰ. peeler [1] ► NOUN ▪ a utensil for peeling fruit and vegetables. Ⅱ. peeler [2] ► NOUN Brit. informal, archaic ▪ a police officer. ORIGIN from the name of the British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel (1788 1850) who establ …   English terms dictionary

  • Peeler — Peel er, n. [See {Peel} to plunder.] A pillager. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peeler — Peel er, n. A nickname for a policeman; so called from Sir Robert Peel. [British Slang] See {Bobby}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peeler — policeman, 1817, British colloquial, originally a member of the Irish constabulary, named for Sir (at that time Mr.) Robert Peel (1788 1850) who founded the Irish Constabulary (Cf. BOBBY (Cf. bobby)). Meaning strip tease artist (1951) is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • peeler — [pē′lər] n. [after PEEL Sir Robert, who first organized the Irish constabulary] [Old Brit. Slang] a policeman …   English World dictionary

  • Peeler — A peeler (potato peeler and/or apple peeler) is a metal blade attached to a wooden, metal or plastic handle that is used for peeling certain vegetables, frequently potatoes, and fruits such as apples, pears, et cetera.There are three main… …   Wikipedia

  • peeler — [[t]pi͟ːlə(r)[/t]] peelers N COUNT A peeler is a special tool used for removing the skin from fruit and vegetables. Peel the aubergines with a potato peeler …   English dictionary

  • peeler — UK [ˈpiːlə(r)] / US [ˈpɪlər] noun [countable] Word forms peeler : singular peeler plural peelers a tool used for removing the skin from a fruit or vegetable …   English dictionary

  • peeler — I. noun Date: 1597 1. one that peels 2. a crab that is about to shed its shell 3. a log of wood (as Douglas fir) suitable for cutting into veneer called also peeler log II. noun Etymology: Sir Robert Peel Date: 1817 British …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peeler — noun a) A police officer. potato peeler b) A person whose job it is to peel fruit or vegetable produce. Syn …   Wiktionary

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