Definition Of beak


a bird's horny projecting jaws; a bill.

New research suggests that as testosterone in male birds increases, so does the level of carotenoids, the chemicals that create the bright coloring on birds' feathers, beaks , and legs.

Example Of beak

  • A jutting beak of a nose, sharp chin and deep-set eyes gave him the appearance of a living skull.

  • A more contemporary critical reading of The Nose leads us to Pinocchio, whose own beak was known to grow in proportion to the telling of tall tales.

  • a parent bird with a caterpillar in its beak

  • As a trombone player pulls in the slide to make a higher frequency sound by reducing the volume of the tube, so does a bird open its beak and pull back its head to reduce the volume of its vocal tract.

  • ‘Heads’ was the name given to that part of sailing ships forward of the forecastle and around the beak which was used by the crew as their lavatory.

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