1. (n.) A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.

2. (n.) The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.

3. (n.) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.

4. (n.) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.

5. (n.) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.

6. (v. i.) To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.

7. (v. i.) To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sickly.

8. (v. i.) To pry; to peep slyly.

9. (v. t.) To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular.

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