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pe•ter



Pronunciation: (pē'tur), [key]
v.i. peter out,
1. to diminish gradually and stop; dwindle to nothing: The hot water always peters out in the middle of my shower.
2. to tire; exhaust (usually used as a past participle): I'm petered out after that walk.

pe•ter



Pronunciation: (pē'tur), [key]
n. Slang (vulgar).
penis.

pe•ter



Pronunciation: (pē'tur), [key]
n. Whist.
a signal for an echo.

Pe•ter



Pronunciation: (pē'tur), [key]
n.
1. Also called Simon Peter. died a.d.67?, one of the 12 apostles and the reputed author of two of the Epistles.
2. either of these two Epistles in the New Testament, I Peter or II Peter.
3. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter P.
4. a male given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Petén-ItzáPeter I
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