Definition for peeler (2 of 2)
noun British Archaic.
Examples from the Web for peeler
If a peeler was to take their names, they'd be shiverin' with fright.Changing Winds|St. John G. Ervine
Then, pushing Peeler over the cliff, he put the map in his pocket, and walked on whistling in the night air to the cottage.Boycotted|Talbot Baines Reed
Peeler's eyes were fixed in a tense stare on a small bundle she carried.
A hundred yards from Peeler's front gate he drew rein and listened.
A very simple winnowing machine for cleaning the coffee as it comes out of the peeler, is attached.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
British Dictionary definitions for peeler (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for peeler (2 of 2)
Word Origin for peeler
Word Origin and History for peeler
"policeman," 1817, British colloquial, originally a member of the Irish constabulary, named for Sir (at that time Mr.) Robert Peel (1788-1850) who founded the Irish Constabulary (cf. bobby). In Middle English it meant "robber, thief" (mid-14c.). Meaning "strip-tease artist" (1951) is from peel (v.) in colloquial sense of "strip off clothing" (1820).