from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that peels, especially a kitchen implement for peeling the rinds or skins from fruits or vegetables.
- n. One that can be readily peeled, especially a crab that is about to molt.
- n. Slang A stripteaser.
- n. Chiefly British A police officer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A police officer.
- n. A person whose job it is to peel fruit or vegetable produce.
- n. A utensil for peeling fruit or vegetables.
- n. A woman (or less commonly a man) who removes her clothing for entertainment. A stripper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who peels or strips.
- n. A pillager.
- n. A nickname for a policeman; -- so called from Sir Robert Peel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who peels, strips, or flays.
- n. A crab or lobster in the act of casting its shell; a shedder.
- n. A stout iron bar of considerable length, having one end flattened into a broader surface, somewhat after the manner of a slice-bar, and the other end formed into a loop or handle, used by a workman called a “baller” in placing charges of piles, billets, blooms, ingots, etc., of iron or steel in a reheating-furnace preparatory to hammering.
- n. A “ripper”; a very energetic person.
- n. A plunderer; a pillager.
- n. A policeman: so called form the English statesman Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), who while secretary for Ireland (1812–18) established a regular force of Irish police, and while home secretary (1828–30) improved the police system of London.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a worker who peels the skins from fruits and vegetables
- n. a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
- n. a device for peeling vegetables or fruits
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
I received the Kuhn Rikon version of this soft skin peeler as a gift and was skeptical at first, but it is now one of my favorite gadgets in the kitchen.
To top it off, she even provides instructions on how to make your own asparagus peeler from a thin bladed knife and a 15 length of 16 gauge wire - in case you don't want to spend for a commercial one.
As I have mentioned before in these pages my $5.95 Messermeister serrated peeler is a marvel.
Autocutter with receipt version and label peeler with label version
He tells also of an elderly off-duty cop -- a "peeler" -- having a drink in a bar, seeing his IRA killers approach and pleading: "Ah, no, boys, not me ..."
(Episode 43, where Warren chases that Bam! guy around the kitchen screaming, with a peeler, is sure to be an instant classic.
Mind you I don’t think Sinj Majeep would try it here though as every peeler is armed and can hit any stationary target at emm 5-10 yds!! on July 1, 2007 at 8: 23 pm | Reply Anon