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Beakful vs. Beak

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Beakfulnoun

As much (food) as a bird's beak will hold or carry

Beaknoun

Anatomical uses.

Beaknoun

A rigid structure projecting from the front of a bird's face, used for pecking, grooming and for eating food.

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

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

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Beaknoun

The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal.

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

Figurative uses.

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

(farriery) A toe clip.

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Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

(nautical) A beam, shod or 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.

Beaknoun

Colloquial uses.

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

A justice of the peace, magistrate, headmaster or other person of authority.

Beakverb

(transitive) Strike with the beak.

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Beakverb

(transitive) Seize with the beak.

Beakverb

To play truant.

Beaknoun

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.

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

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.

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

A magistrate or policeman.

Beaknoun

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

Beaknoun

horny projecting mouth of a bird

Beaknoun

informal terms for the nose

Beakverb

hit lightly with a picking motion

Beaknoun

a bird's horny projecting jaws; a bill

‘a parent bird with a caterpillar in its beak’;

Beaknoun

the horny projecting jaw of animals other than birds, for example a turtle or squid.

Beaknoun

a person's nose

‘she can't wait to stick her beak in’;

Beaknoun

a projection at the prow of an ancient warship, typically shaped to resemble the head of a bird or other animal, used to pierce the hulls of enemy ships.

Beaknoun

a magistrate or a schoolmaster.

Beak

The beak, bill, and/or rostrum is an external anatomical structure found mostly in birds, but also in non-avian dinosaurs and some mammals. A beak is used for eating and for preening, manipulating objects, killing prey, fighting, probing for food, courtship and feeding young.

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