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 for peel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peel \Peel\, v. i.
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To strip naked; to disrobe. Often used with down .
        [nformal]
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peel \Peel\ (p[=e]l), n. [OE. pel. Cf. Pile a heap.]
     A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep. [Scot.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peel \Peel\, n. [F. pelle, L. pala.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peel \Peel\, v. t. [Confused with peel to strip, but fr. F.
     piller to pillage. See Pill to rob, Pillage.]
     To plunder; to pillage; to rob. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           But govern ill the nations under yoke,
           Peeling their provinces.                 --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peel \Peel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Peeled (p[=e]ld); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Peeling.] [F. peler to pull out the hair, to strip,
     to peel, fr. L. pilare to deprive of hair, fr. pilus a hair;
     or perh. partly fr. F. peler to peel off the skin, perh. fr.
     L. pellis skin (cf. Fell skin). Cf. Peruke.]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands.
                                                    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin
        of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peel \Peel\, n.
     The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Peel
      n 1: British politician (1788-1850) [syn: Peel, Robert Peel,
           Sir Robert Peel]
      2: the rind of a fruit or vegetable [syn: peel, skin]
      v 1: strip the skin off; "pare apples" [syn: skin, peel,
           pare]
      2: come off in flakes or thin small pieces; "The paint in my
         house is peeling off" [syn: peel off, peel, flake off,
         flake]
      3: get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!";
         "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
         [syn: undress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip,
         strip down, disrobe, peel] [ant: apparel, clothe,
         dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, get
         dressed, habilitate, raiment, tog]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  162 Moby Thesaurus words for "peel":
     abscind, acropolis, amputate, annihilate, ban, bar, bark, bastion,
     beachhead, blockhouse, bob, bran, bridgehead, bunker, capsule,
     case, castle, chaff, citadel, clip, coat, coating, collop, cork,
     corn shuck, cornhusk, cortex, covering, crop, cull, cut, cut away,
     cut off, cut out, deal, decorticate, defoliate, denude, descale,
     desquamate, disk, dismember, disrobe, dock, donjon,
     draw and quarter, eliminate, enucleate, epicarp, eradicate, except,
     excise, exclude, excoriate, exfoliate, extinguish, extirpate,
     fasthold, fastness, feuille, film, flake off, flap, flay, foil,
     fold, fort, fortress, garrison, garrison house, hold, hull, husk,
     isolate, jacket, keep, knock off, lacerate, lamella, lamina,
     laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, leaf, lop, maim, mangle,
     martello, martello tower, membrane, mote, motte, mutilate, nip,
     palea, pane, panel, pare, patina, peel off, peel tower, peeling,
     pellicle, phellum, pick out, pick to pieces, pillbox, plait, plank,
     plate, plating, ply, plywood, pod, post, prune, pull apart, rasher,
     rath, rind, root out, rule out, safehold, safety glass, scale,
     scalp, scum, set apart, set aside, shave, shear, sheet, shell,
     shred, shuck, skin, slab, slat, slice, stamp out, strike off,
     strip, strip off, strong point, stronghold, table, tablet,
     take apart, take off, take out, tear apart, tear to pieces,
     tear to tatters, tower, tower of strength, truncate, uncovered,
     undress, veneer, wafer, ward, wipe out
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  PEEL
  
     Used to implement version of Emacs on PRIME computers.
  

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