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noun

a news story that forms the basis of or justification for a feature story, editorial, political cartoon, or the like.
the reference in a feature story, editorial, or the like, to the newsworthy event that underlies or justifies it.

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Also called peg.

Origin of news peg

First recorded in 1955–60
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