peeler


peeler

noun

  1. a person or thing that peels.
  2. a kitchen implement, often having a swiveling, protected blade, for removing the peel or outer skin of a vegetable or fruit.
  3. a long-staple cotton raised originally in the regions along the Yazoo River and the Mississippi River delta.
  4. a yarn made from this cotton.
  5. Slang. a striptease dancer.
  6. a log, especially of a Douglas fir, suitable for rotary cutting into veneers.

noun British Archaic.

  1. a police officer.

noun

  1. a special knife or mechanical device for peeling vegetables, fruit, etca potato peeler
  2. US slang a striptease dancer

noun

  1. British old-fashioned, slang another word for policeman

n.“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). In Middle English it meant “robber, thief” (mid-14c.). Meaning “strip-tease artist” (1951) is from peel (v.) in colloquial sense of “strip off clothing” (1820).

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