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PEAK, noun [Eng. pike, beak.]

1. The top of a hill or mountain, ending in a point; as the peak of Teneriffe.

2. A point; the end of any thing that terminates in a point.

3. The upper corner of a sail which is extended by a gaff or yard; also, the extremity of the yard or gaff.

PEAK, verb intransitive To look sickly or thin. [Not used.]

1. To make a mean figure; to sneak. [Not used.]

PEAK, verb transitive To raise a gaff or yard more obliquely to the mast.