Beak - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |biːk|  American pronunciation of the word beak
Brit.  |biːk|  British pronunciation of the word beak

noun

- beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)
- horny projecting mouth of a bird (syn: bill, neb, nib, pecker)
- a beaklike, tapering tip on certain plant structures
- informal terms for the nose (syn: honker, hooter, nozzle, schnoz, schnozzle, snoot, snout)

verb

- hit lightly with a picking motion (syn: peck, pick)

Examples

an actor with a big beak

this kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches

That bird's beak was extravagantly aduncated.

Word forms

noun
singular: beak
plural: beaks
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