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Definition of Beak

Beak
Beak Beak (b[=e]k), n. [OE. bek, F. bec, fr. Celtic; cf. Gael. & Ir. bac, bacc, hook, W. bach.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varied much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds. (b) A similar bill in other animals, as the turtles. (c) The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera. (d) The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve. (e) The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal. 2. Anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a promontory of land. --Carew. 3. (Antiq.) A beam, shod or armed at the end with a metal head or point, and projecting from the prow of an ancient galley, in order to pierce the vessel of an enemy; a beakhead. 4. (Naut.) That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee. 5. (Arch.) A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off. 6. (Bot.) Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant. 7. (Far.) A toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.). 8. A magistrate or policeman. [Slang, Eng.]

Meaning of Beak from wikipedia

- The beak, bill, and/or rostrum is an external anatomical structure of birds that is used for eating and for preening, mani****ting objects, killing prey...
- Beak (stylized as BEAK>) is an English electronic music band, consisting of Geoff Barrow (of Portishead) with Billy Fuller (Robert Plant) and Will Young...
- a physician. In the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to...
- the 17th century, consisted of an ankle length overcoat and a bird-like beak mask, often filled with sweet or strong smelling substances (commonly lavender)...
- All extant cephalopods have a two-part beak, or rostrum, situated in the buccal m**** and surrounded by the muscular head appendages. The dorsal (upper)...
- Beak 2 (stylized >> or Beak>>) is the second studio album of British band Beak. Lucas, Gene. "BEAK> - >>". DIY Mag. Retrieved 24 July 2017. "Beak> Profile"...
- permanently, although regrowth can occur. The trimmed lower beak is somewhat longer than the upper beak. Beak trimming is most common in egg-laying strains of chickens...
- A beak is an anatomical structure of birds, which serves as the mouth and jaws. Beak may also refer to: Beak (album) Beak (band), a music group formed...
- Psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) is a viral disease affecting all Old World and New World parrots. The causative virus–beak and feather disease...
- from the Latin word aquilinus ("eagle-like"), an allusion to the curved beak of an eagle. While some have ascribed the aquiline nose to specific ethnic...
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