Definitions of peel

  1. To strip off the peel of; remove or be detached, as a rind or skin.
  2. To plunder; to pillage; to rob.
  3. 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.
  4. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
  5. To strip the outer covering from, as bark, rind, husk, etc.; to strip off.
  6. To strip off the skin or bark: to bare.
  7. To strip off the skin, rind, & c.
  8. 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.
  9. To come off or strip.
  10. To come off, as the skin.
  11. To come off, as skin.
  12. come off in flakes or thin small pieces; " The paint in my house is peeling off"
  13. strip the skin off; " pare apples"
  14. To strip off skin, bark, or rind.
  15. To strip from fruit, & c., the skin, bark, or rind; to pare; to lose the skin or bark; to come off, as the skin.
  16. British politician ( 1788- 1850)
  17. A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.
  18. 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.
  19. The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.
  20. Skin or rind.
  21. A small fortress.
  22. The skin, rind, or bark.
  23. A baker's wooden shovel: a fire- shovel.
  24. Rind; skin; bark.
  25. Skin; rind; bark.
  26. The skin or rind. See Pell.
  27. A wooden shovel used by bakers; a fire- shovel.
  28. A square fortress tower on the Scottish borders.
  29. The skin or rind of a fruit; the thin bark of a stick.
  30. A flat wooden shovel for an oven; an instr. used in a printing- office for hanging up printed sheets to dry.