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Beak vs. Neb

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  • Beak (noun)

    Anatomical uses.

  • Beak (noun)

    A similar structure forming the jaws of an octopus, turtle, etc.

  • Beak (noun)

    The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera.

  • Beak (noun)

    The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve.

  • Beak (noun)

    The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal.

  • Beak (noun)

    Figurative uses.

  • Beak (noun)

    Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant.

  • Beak (noun)

    Anything projecting or ending in a point like a beak, such as a promontory of land.

  • Beak (noun)

    A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off.

  • Beak (noun)

    A toe clip.

  • Beak (noun)

    That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee.

  • Beak (noun)

    Colloquial uses.

  • Beak (noun)

    A armed at the end with a metal head or point, and projecting from the prow of an ancient galley, used as a ram to pierce the vessel of an enemy; a beakhead.

  • Beak (noun)

    The human nose, especially one that is large and pointed.

  • Beak (verb)

    Seize with the beak.

  • Beak (verb)

    To play truant.

  • Neb (noun)

    A bird's beak or bill.

  • Neb (noun)

    A person's mouth.

  • Neb (noun)

    A person's nose.

  • Neb (noun)

    The peak of a flat cap.

  • Neb (noun)

    The nose or snout of an animal, now especially of a fish.

  • Neb (noun)

    A projecting extremity; a point or sharp projection.

  • Neb (noun)

    A nib, as of a pen.

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  • Beak (noun)

    The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varies much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds.

  • Beak (noun)

    Anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a promontory of land.

  • Beak (noun)

    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.

  • Beak (noun)

    That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee.

  • Beak (noun)

    A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off.

  • Beak (noun)

    Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant.

  • Beak (noun)

    A toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.).

  • Beak (noun)

    A magistrate or policeman.

  • Neb (noun)

    The nose; the snout; the mouth; the beak of a bird; a nib, as of a pen.

Webster Dictionary
  • Beak (noun)

    beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)

  • Beak (noun)

    horny projecting mouth of a bird

  • Beak (noun)

    informal terms for the nose

  • Beak (verb)

    hit lightly with a picking motion

  • Neb (noun)

    a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose

  • Neb (noun)

    horny projecting mouth of a bird

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