(v. i.) To become exhausted; to run out; to fail; - used generally with out; as, that mine has petered out.
(n.) A common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles,
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Peter'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/p/peter.html. 1828.