Definitions of peel

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

Usage examples for peel

  1. Peel that tape off, will you?" – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  2. She discovers that her horizon is not limited by pots and potato- peel. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  3. My skin would peel off if I were to expose myself to such a burning breeze as this. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  4. The reason which Sir Robert Peel gives for the non- fulfilment of Mr. Mandeville's promises is that he had exceeded his orders in giving them. – Observations on the Present State of the Affairs of the River Plate by Thomas Baines
  5. Thank you, said Maggie, I'll answer for Miss Peel. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  6. You do not need to help peel the potatoes to- night, Carol. – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  7. Tell her to come and peel the apples for me. – Jerry's Charge Account by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  8. Prissie broke her luck in half in the very act of flinging it, but insisted that the two separate portions each formed an O. It was Carmel's turn next, and her rather broad piece of peel twisted itself into a most palpable E. She looked at it for a moment as if rather taken aback, then her face cleared. – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  9. But while he was cutting sticks to build his new house it was no great trouble to peel the bark off them. – The Tale of Brownie Beaver by Arthur Scott Bailey
  10. He stopped talking just long enough to peel off another tremendous drive, and if he had taken the ball in his hand and carried it out on the course he couldn't have selected a better spot from which to play his second. – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  11. At length the eschar becomes adherent, and in due time begins to peel off, leaving the surface healed. – An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers by John Higginbottom
  12. In the meantime Tom pulled a quantity of thick rushes, and set Frank and the girls to peel them, while the dogs looked on as if wondering what it was all about. – Crusoes of the Frozen North by Gordon Stables
  13. In the circumstances Sir Robert Peel, who, though he had been for some time approaching the conclusion, was not prepared to take immediate steps- who was, indeed, the representative of the Conservative party- resigned office. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  14. She had gathered them the night before, taken off the peel, leaving the thick white skin underneath except on the top of each, where she cut it away from a spot about the size of a silver quarter of a dollar. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  15. Cook together till it threads the strained juice, and grated yellow peel of a large sweet orange with one cup sugar, then beat the hot syrup into two egg- whites whipped as stiff as possible. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  16. The ingenuity of our readers will supply the missing letter, as it also will the the true reading of the following passage which appeared in an English newspaper: " Sir Robert Peel has been out with a party of fiends shooting peasants." – The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman
  17. Some boil a stick of cinnamon, or a grated lemon- peel, in the jelly. – The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia M. Child
  18. Captain Peel, who commanded the party, was just the man to get the greatest possible amount of work from them. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  19. 14. " Didn't you ever peel potatoes?" – Clematis by Bertha B. Cobb Ernest Cobb