Origin of peto
1955–60; < American Spanish; Spanish: breastplate < Italian petto breast, breastplate < Latin pectus breast
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Examples from the Web for peto
I have no brothers or sisters, but I have two dogs, Lassie and Peto.
Gadshill and Peto were uninteresting plebeians, only to be used when wanted.The Life Of Sir John Falstaff
Robert B. Brough
Messrs. Grissell and Peto constructed the line, at the cost of £10,000 per mile.Norfolk Annals
One of its whistling notes sounds very much like the peto note of the tufted titmouse and might easily deceive the listener.
To Mr. Peto, an earnest seeker after truth, as befits his name, Mr. Tennant admitted that there was another reason.