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  Dictionary Definition of peels

peel [1]
verb (t)
1. to strip the skin, rind, bark, etc., from; decorticate.
2. to strip off (skin, etc.)
3. Croquet to send (another player's ball) through a hoop.
-- verb (i)
4. (of skin, etc.) to come off.
5. to lose the skin, rind, bark, etc.
6. Colloquial to undress.
-- noun
7. the skin or rind of a fruit, etc.
-- phrase
8. keep one's eyes peeled, Colloquial to keep a close watch.
[ME pelen, phonetic var. of pilen PILL2 ]
Peel [1]
noun
1. Clifford, Australian doctor who suggested the idea of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to John Flynn.
2. Sir Robert, 1788--1850, British politician; prime minister 1834--35 and 1841--46; responsible for the reorganisation of the London police force.
3. Thomas, 1793--1865, Australian land speculator in WA.