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Definition of peak
peakPeag Peag, n. [Written also peage, peak, peeke.] [Prob.
of North Amer. Indian origin.]
A kind of aboriginal shell money, or wampum, of the Atlantic
coast of the United States; -- originally applied only to
polished white cylindrical beads. PeakPeak Peak, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Peaked; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear
as, a peak.
There peaketh up a mighty high mount. --Holand.
2. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look
thin or sicky. ``Dwindle, peak, and pine.' --Shak.
3. [Cf. Peek.] To pry; to peep slyly. --Shak.
Peak arch (Arch.), a pointed or Gothic arch.
Peak Peak, v. t. (Naut.)
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.
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