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Definition of peak:

  1. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
  2. The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
  3. The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
  4. The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the of Teneriffe.
  5. The upper aftermost corner of a fore- and- aft sail; - used in many combinations; as, peak- halyards, peak- brails, etc.
  6. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sicky.
  7. To pry; to peep slyly.
  8. To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular.
  9. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.

Synonyms:

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