Peeler definition

pēlər
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A police officer.
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(brit., slang, former) A policeman.
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One that peels, especially a kitchen implement for peeling the rinds or skins from fruits or vegetables.
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One that can be readily peeled, especially a crab that is about to molt.
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(UK, slang, dated) A police officer.
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A person whose job it is to peel fruit or vegetable produce.
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A utensil for peeling fruit or vegetables.

Potato peeler.

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(pejorative, slang) A woman (less commonly a man) who removes her clothing for entertainment. A stripper.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
peeler
Plural:
peelers

Origin of peeler

  • After Sir Robert Peel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the surname of Sir Robert Peel, who established the Irish constabulary and London's police force; compare bobby, from the given name.

    From Wiktionary

  • From peel + -er.

    From Wiktionary