English version

beak

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
beakbeak /biːk/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 HBBthe hard pointed mouth of a bird syn bill2 HBHa large pointed nose – used humorously3 → the beak
Examples from the Corpus
beak• Some were already asleep in the long grass, beaks tucked under wings.• A fine south doorway has some strange looking beak heads in the richly moulded arch.• The movement inside her filled her completely, an endless fluttering of wings, intense and urgent pecking of beaks.• A nestling's gape, or wide open beak, provides a stimulus to the parents to feed it.• The swallows came and went like carpenters, their beaks full of twigs.• Its surface is broken with coots, paddling away, dipping their beaks and twitching the water down their throats.• Cormorants can be pretty nasty with their beaks.• Her severed head flopped on a bin of guts, yellow beak in a grimace - take me with you?
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