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Noun: beak  beek
  1. Horny projecting mouth of a bird
    - bill, neb, nib, pecker
     
  2. Beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)
     
  3. A beaklike, tapering tip on certain plant structures
     
  4. [informal] The organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
    - nose, olfactory organ, honker [informal], hooter [informal], nozzle [informal], snoot [informal], snout [informal], schnozzle [informal], schnoz [informal], conk [Brit, informal]
     
  5. [Brit, informal] A lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offences)
    - magistrate
     
  6. (nautical) the metal point fixed on the bows of a war galley, used as a ram
Verb: beak  beek
  1. Hit lightly with a picking motion
    - peck, pick

Derived forms: beaking, beaks, beaked

Type of: chemoreceptor, judge, jurist, justice, mouth, strike, tip

Part of: bird, birdie [informal], face, human face, upper respiratory tract

Encyclopedia: Beak