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English

Etymology

From Old French bec.

Pronunciation

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Noun

Singular
beak

Plural
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  1. A rigid structure projecting from the front of a bird's face, used for pecking, grooming and for eating food.
  2. A similar structure forming the jaws of an octopus.
  3. (nautical) The metal point fixed on the bows of a war galley, used as a ram.
  4. (slang) A justice of-peace, or magistrate. Also a judge or chairman who presides in court.
    He's up before the beak again tomorrow.
    I clapp'd my peepers full of tears, and so the old beak set me free; I began to weep, and the judge set me free.
  5. (slang) The human nose, especially one that is large and pointed.

Synonyms

  • (rigid structure projecting from a bird's face): bill
  • (human nose): See schnozzle

Translations

slang: the human nose, especially one that is long and pointed See schnozzle

Verb

Infinitive
to beak

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to beak (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) strike with the beak.
  2. (transitive) seize with the beak.

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