• A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
  • The highest value reached by some quantity in a time period.
  • The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point.
  • The whole hill or mountain, especially when isolated.
  • The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail.
  • The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
  • The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
  • A local maximum of a function, e.g. for sine waves, each point at which the value of y is at its maximum.
  • Alternative of peag


  • To raise the point of (a gaff) closer to perpendicular.
  • To become sick or wan.
  • To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sickly.
  • To pry; to peep slyly.
  • Misspelling of pique



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  • From earlier peake, peek, peke, from Middle English *peke, *pek (attested in peked, variant of piked), itself an alteration of pike, pyke, pyk, from Old English pīc, piic, from Proto-Germanic *pīkaz ("peak"). Cognate with Dutch piek ("pike, point, summit, peak"), Danish pik ("pike, peak"), Swedish pik ("pike, lance, point, peak"), Norwegian pik ("peak, summit"). More at pike.
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