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Definition of "peel" []

  • The skin or rind of certain fruits and vegetables. (noun)
  • A chemical peel. (noun)
  • To strip or cut away the skin, rind, or bark from; pare. (verb-transitive)
  • To strip away; pull off: peeled the label from the jar. (verb-transitive)
  • To lose or shed skin, bark, or other covering. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peel" in a sentence
  • "The thought of Beck slipping on a banana peel is making me laugh like crazy!"
  • "Just gut 'em, sprinkle with a little lemon pepper (on the inside) and place them on the coals ... turning a few times until done, the scales and skin peel right off, and they are very tasty."
  • "You have these thin sheets of dough, which you have to peel from a stack, and then if the dough gets a little too sticky, you know, the sheets will break."