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Definition of Beak


  1. 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.
  2. A similar bill in other animals, as the turtles.
  3. The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera.
  4. The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve.
  5. The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal.
  6. Anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a promontory of land.
  7. 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.
  8. That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee.
  9. A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off.
  10. Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant.
  11. A toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.).
  12. A magistrate or policeman.

Beak Quotations

A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.
J. R. R. Tolkien

My teeth have never been touched. Why did I tell you that? Knock on wood. I've got a few scars over the eyes, a couple on the chin, a few on the beak and one across the cheek. But my luck is running out.
Brett Hull

You can't plan for the future, because some guy's going to land in a spaceship with three heads and a big beak and take over everything.
Paul Kantner

It's easy. You draw a red line on the ground, right? Then you wait for a chicken to come along. When he arrives, he puts his beak right on the line and he's hypnotized!
Joey Santiago

I get letters from women, and they say, 'I love your Roman nose.' If I weren't on TV and I walked past that same woman, she'd go, 'Did you see the beak on that guy?
Matt Lauer
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Beak Translations

beak in Afrikaans is snawel
beak in Dutch is bek, neb, tuit, snater, snavel
beak in Finnish is nokka
beak in French is bec
beak in German is Schnabel
beak in Italian is becco
beak in Latin is rostrum
beak in Norwegian is nebb
beak in Portuguese is bico
beak in Spanish is pico
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