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Definition of peel:

  1. A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.
  2. A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T- shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar.
  3. The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.
  4. To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; - often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily.
  5. To plunder; to pillage; to rob.
  6. To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.
  7. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.


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