• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pegger One who fastens with pegs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pegger One who fastens with pegs.
    • n pegger In shoemaking, a machine for driving the pegs in a shoe; a shoepegging machine. Shoe-peggers are made in a variety of forms, of which the essential parts are a feeding device for delivering the pegs, to the machine, a driving-mechanism resembling a nailer, and a contrivance for holding up the last with the shoe upon it. Some peggers have also arrangements for cutting off the ends of pegs that may project through the shoe-sole. Peggers using wooden pegs in a continous band, or pegs of wire, cut off the pegs automatically and feed the single pegs or screws ot the driving-mechanism. The operation of placing the pegs in the shoe is always under the control and guidance of the operator. See also cut under peg-strip.
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In literature:

What a tent-pegger Rainbow would have made, eh, old boy?
"Robbery Under Arms" by Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
An unprecedented rush of peggers took place.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
He supports his mother and sister on meager wages earned as a shoe-pegger in John Simpson's factory.
"Corporal 'Lige's Recruit" by James Otis
Win them into joyful, happy "peggers along" to health and happiness.
"A Man's Hearth" by Eleanor M. Ingram

In news:

Massachusetts pegger shows locals how cribbage should be played.