peeler

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[ pee-ler ]
/ ˈpi lər /

noun

a person or thing that peels.
a kitchen implement, often having a swiveling, protected blade, for removing the peel or outer skin of a vegetable or fruit.
a long-staple cotton raised originally in the regions along the Yazoo River and the Mississippi River delta.
a yarn made from this cotton.
Slang. a striptease dancer.
a log, especially of a Douglas fir, suitable for rotary cutting into veneers.

Origin of peeler

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First recorded in 1325–75, peeler is from the Middle English word peler. See peel1, -er1

Definition for peeler (2 of 2)

peeler2
[ pee-ler ]
/ ˈpi lər /

noun British Archaic.

a police officer.

Origin of peeler

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1810–20; named after Sir R. Peel; see -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for peeler (1 of 2)

peeler1
/ (ˈpiːlə) /

noun

a special knife or mechanical device for peeling vegetables, fruit, etca potato peeler
US slang a striptease dancer

British Dictionary definitions for peeler (2 of 2)

peeler2
/ (ˈpiːlə) /

noun

British old-fashioned, slang another word for policeman

Word Origin for peeler

C19: from the founder of the police force, Sir Robert Peel
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