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Peel appears in the following tongue twister:

  • I eat eel while you peel eel

Peel appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Peel's asleep!
  • Peel Sam asleep!
  • Emma Peel sees Lee, Pam, me.
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The word peel is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun peel

What does peel mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: peels

  1. British politician (1788-1850)
  2. the rind of a fruit or vegetable

Alternative definition of the noun peel


  1. The skin or outer layer of a fruit, vegetable etc. (usually [term, uncountable])
  2. [rugby] The action of peeling away from a formation.
  3. A cosmetic preparation designed to remove dead skin or exfoliate.
  4. [obsolete] A stake.
  5. [obsolete] A fence made of stakes; a stockade.
  6. [archaic] A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.
  7. A shovel or similar instrument, now especially a pole with a flat disc at the end used for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven.
  8. A T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry.
  9. [archaic, US] The blade of an oar.
  10. [Scotland, and, curling] An equal or match; a draw.
  11. [curling] A takeout which removes a stone from play as well as the delivered stone.

Specialised definition of the noun peel

Glossary of sports / curling

a takeout where both the stone played and the stone hit leave the house (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

a high-speed takeout shot that removes one or more stones from play and usually results in the shooter also going out of play

Definition of the verb peel

What does peel mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: peeled | peeling | peels

  1. strip the skin off
  2. come off in flakes or thin small pieces
  3. get undressed

Alternative definition of the verb peel


  1. [archaic, transitive] To plunder; to pillage, rob.
  2. [transitive] To remove the skin or outer covering of.
  3. [transitive] To remove from the outer or top layer of.
  4. [intransitive] To become detached, come away, especially in flakes or strips; to shed skin in such a way.
  5. [intransitive] To remove one's clothing.
  6. [intransitive] To move, separate (off or away)
  7. [context: croquet] To send through a hoop (of a ball other than one's own).
  8. [misspelling of, peal, nodot=1]: to sound loudly.

Specialised definition of the verb peel

Glossary of sports / croquet

to send a ball other than the striker's ball through its hoop in order (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)


Peel, also known as rind or skin, is the outer protective layer of a fruit or vegetable which can be peeled off. The rind is usually the botanical exocarp, but the term exocarp does also include the hard cases of nuts, which are not named peels since they are not peeled off by hand or peeler, but rather shells because of their hardness.

  • also known as Φλοιός, Φλούδι

There are other foods with Peel in their name, like Lemon peel.


"Peel" is a book by James Thursfield.


"Peel" aka. An Exercise in Discipline - Peel is a 1982 Australian short film directed by Jane Campion. A father along with his son and sister is taking a trip, during which an orange peel has significance. Peel won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival, making Campion the first ever woman to win the award.


  1. "Peel" is a musical album of Anat Fort.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  2. "Peel" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  3. "Peel" is a musical album of Gaston Light.
    • released on
  4. "Peel" is a musical album of Rymes with Orange.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  5. "Peel" is a musical album of Beem.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  6. "Peel" is a musical album of Peel.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  7. "Peel" is a musical album of Peel.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  8. "Peel" is a musical album of Matt Ellis.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  9. "Peel" is a musical album of The Coctails.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  10. "Peel" is a musical album of Catherine Tuttle.
  11. "Peel" is a composition. It was performed by the musical group Beetroot.
    • award: - Independent Music Award for Best Song - Blues/R&B nomination for Beetroot


Peel was a make of automobile produced by Peel Engineering Company.


  1. Peel is an American indie rock band based in Austin, Texas.
  2. Peel is a musical group.
    • album: "Peel"

There are other groups with in their name, like Banana Peel Slippers, Peel Regional Police Pipe Band and David Peel & the lower east side.


  1. Peel is a town on the Isle of Man, in the parish of German. It is sometimes called the only "city" on the island, because it is the home of the island's cathedral. It is the third largest town on the island after Douglas and Ramsey but the fourth largest settlement, as Onchan has the second largest population but is classified as a village. Peel is also a House of Keys constituency, electing one MHK, who, since 2006, has been Tim Crookall.
  2. The Peel region is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is located on the west coast of Western Australia, about 75 km south of the state capital, Perth. It consists of the City of Mandurah, and the Shires of Boddington, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Waroona.
    • also known as 皮尔區
  3. Peel is a station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal. It is downtown in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The station opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the Metro.
    • also known as 皮爾站
    • part of Québec
  4. Peel a.k.a. Peel, Arkansas: Peel is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Arkansas, United States. Peel is located on Arkansas Highway 125 8 miles east of Lead Hill. Peel has a post office with ZIP code 72668.
  5. Peel a.k.a. Peel, Oregon: Peel is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. It is located about six miles southeast of Glide near the Little River.

There are other places with in their name, like Peel Zoo, Peel River, Peel tower, Peel en Maas, Peel Estate Winery, Peel Region Canoe Trails and Regional Municipality of Peel.


  1. Peel: A peel is a shovel-like tool used by bakers to slide loaves of bread, pizzas, pastries, and other baked goods into and out of an oven. It is usually made of wood, with a flat carrying surface for holding the baked good and a handle extending from one side of that surface. Alternatively, the carrying surface may be made of sheet metal, which is attached to a wooden handle. Wood has the advantage that it does not become hot enough to burn the user's hands the way metal can, even if it is frequently in the oven. The word presumably derives from the French pelle, which describes both a peel and a shovel.
  2. Peel is an MP3 blog reader/player/browser for Mac OS X. After you input an MP3 blog's URL, Peel generates a playlist of the available songs. From there, the user is able to listen to the songs, download the songs, and copy them into iTunes.
  3. Peel were a band formed by former Ridel High singer Kevin Ridel in 1999 after the breakup of Ridel High. Ridel recruited SteveLeRoy of Ridel High on guitar, Matt Fuller later replaced SteveLeRoy on guitar and finally Joe Higgins on drums. Peel recorded and released one album titled 'Blindside' produced by Face to Face singer Trever Keith, track 6 on the album "Facelift" was previously released as a Ridel High song on the 2000 compilation cd "Happy Meals 2" Blindside was recorded in tribute Kevin's dad, Gerald “Jerry” Ridel.

Phrases with Peel

Phrases starting with the word Peel:

  1. peel off
  2. Peel Out
  3. Peel Strength
  4. Peel Me a Grape
  5. Peel River Catchfly

Phrases ending with the word Peel:

  1. to peel
  2. lady peel
  3. lemon peel
  4. banana peel
  5. orange peel
  6. potato peel
  7. robert peel
  8. Chemical peel
  9. grapefruit peel
  10. sir robert peel
  11. candied citrus peel

Other phrases containing the word Peel:

  1. Orange-Peel Doris
  2. orange peel fungus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Peel

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Google previewHow to Pass the Board (1920)

A Text Book for Preparing Students to Pass the Examinations of Any State Board of Pharmacy by D. Chas O'Connor

Bitter orange peel is a good carminative and stomachic.

Bitter orange peel is an ingredient of tr. gentian co., U.S.P.; and co. infusion of gentian, ...

Google previewDevelopments In Pressure-Sensitive Products, 2nd Edition (2005)

by Istvan Benedek

Thus the resultant peel is a complex function of carrier deformation (1c): P 1⁄4 f1gc1dc (7:14) where g and d are...

Google previewThe Edinburgh New Dispensatory ... being an improvement upon the New Dispensatory by Dr Lewis (1794)

by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, John ROTHERAM (M.D., the Younger.)

The yellow peel is an elegant aromatic, and is freqently employed in stomachic tinctures and insufions : it is considerably less hot than orange peel, and yields in distillation with water a less quantity of essential oil : its fiavour is nevertheless ...

Google previewThe History of Clark County, Ohio (1881)

Containing a History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Clark County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc. ...

Peel is the inventor of the form of moldings which they manufacture, and which has a very large and general sale, not being confined even to this continent. This firm also has a half interest in the Springfield Novelty \Vorks, whose work is ...

Google previewThe Spatula (1918)

by Irving P. Fox

Bitter orange peel is a good carminative and stomachic. It is used in combination ... The official preparations are the Tincture and the Flext., U. S. P. j Elixir of Bitter Orange, N. F. Bitter Orange Peel is an ingredient of Tr. Gent. Co., U. S. P.; and ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Journal (1900)

LEMOX PEEL is the fresh outer part of the pericarp of the fruit of •Citrus medica, Linn., var. fl-limonuin, Hook. f. (N.O. Rutacese), a small tree which, like the orange tree, is probably a native of Northern India, and is now cultivated in all, countries ...

Google previewThe National Druggist (1918)

Bitter orange peel is a good carminative and stomachic.

Bitter Orange Peel is an ingredient of Tincture Gentian Compound, U. S. P.; and Compound Infusion of Gentian, Bitter Tincture, both N. F. Tara;-aruni, Dandelion root, Blow- ball, ...

Google previewThe Bread Bible (2003)

by Rose Levy Beranbaum

A peel is a flat wooden pallet with a long pole as handle, designed for transferring bread to and from an oven. The peels used for bagels are only slightly wider than the bagels themselves. In traditional bagel production, after being boiled in ...

Google previewWhitetails (2010)

A Photographic Journey Through the Seasons by Charles J. Alsheimer

Velvet peel is an exhausting process.

Google previewThe Conservative Party from Peel to Major (2012)

by Robert Blake

Peel is the middle-of-theroad reformer, Derby the dashing patrician, Disraeli the romantic adventurer, Balfour the intellectual in politics, Bonar Law the new man representing in Tory terms a new political class, Baldwin the liberal conciliator, ...

Google previewThe Breast Cancer Prevention Cookbook (2002)

by Hope Ricciotti, Vincent Connelly

A pizza peel is a long-handled, wooden tool used to move pizzas and calzones in and out of the oven. It takes a bit of practice to be able to efficiently ...

Google previewCenter of the Plate: Comprehensive Course Includes Little Known Industry Secrets (2014)

by Bob Oros

Peel means to remove the shell and devein means to remove the digestive canal which runs along the shrimp's back. It is now referred to as raw P & D and weighs about 25 percent less. It is still considered a 16/20, the original size, even ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

crange peel. CORTICIS AURANTII, L. D. Hutory of RHIZA, L. D. Liquorice root and extract of liquoSimple and ri to... rice. - - Medicines. Used as an emollient and demulcent, in substance, in TYT decoction, pills, electuaries, &c. Gscinal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

Synonyms Citrus aurantium peel extract; Curacao peel extract; Orange peel extract, bitter. Current CAS number Description Natural sources 977081-87-0 Sour oranges have only minor uses as fresh fruit and are normally used for processing ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery (2009)

by Carol Ann Rinzler

chemical skin peel 33 by the body, requiring another surgery to maintain the contour of the cheek. cheek implant See CHEEK AUGMENTATION. cheiloplasty See LIP REDUCTION. chemical skin peel Use of a chemical agent to produce a ...

Google previewThe Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary (1724)

Or, The Accomplish'd Housewives Companion ... by John Nott

stick it with Orange and Citron Peel, and blanch'd Almonds.

Google previewDurorp-English Dictionary (2013)

peel off or detach continuously (especially ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1817)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature ...

Seville orange juice, peel, and leaves.

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Quotes about Peel

At the center of each human heart is goodness, layered over with hurt, confusion, and mistaken ideas. Our task is to gently peel off layer after layer until the unfettered heart can shed its love upon the world. (Sue Patton Thoele)
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Scrabble value of P3E1E1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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