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Definition of "peeler" [peel•er]

  • One that peels, especially a kitchen implement for peeling the rinds or skins from fruits or vegetables. (noun)
  • One that can be readily peeled, especially a crab that is about to molt. (noun)
  • Slang A stripteaser. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A police officer. (noun)

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 "peeler" in a sentence
  • "MacDermott had fallen in love with a girl who had preferred to marry a peeler ... _a peeler_, mind you! ... they would split their sides laughing."
  • "Thanks for the up date. xxx And by the way I think that getting up and going to work every day knowing that people might try to kill you just for being a peeler is actually quite heroic. xxx"
  • "And by the way I think that getting up and going to work every day knowing that people might try to kill you just for being a peeler is actually quite heroic. on March 15, 2009 at 9: 26 pm | Reply Von Spreuth xxx TB"