PEAL, n. [from L. pello, whence appello, to appeal. The sense is to drive; a peal is a driving of sound. This word seems to belong to the family of L. balo,and Eng. to bawl,jubilee, bell, &c.]
A loud sound, usually a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts of a multitude,&c.
PEAL, v.i. To utter loud and solemn sounds; as the pealing organ.
PEAL, v.t. To assail with noise.