See Peel to plunder.
One who peels or strips.
A nickname for a policeman; -- so called from Sir Robert Peel. [British Slang] See Bobby.
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peeler (plural peelers) (UK, slang, dated) A police officer. 1892, Banjo Paterson, The Man from Ironbark: A peeler man who heard the din came in to see the show; He tried to run the bushman in, but he refused to go. And when at last the barber spoke, and said "'Twas all in fun— 'Twas just a little harmless joke, a trifle overdone."
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