beak


beak

noun

Definition of BEAK

1
the jaws of a bird together with their hornlike covering <the bird cracked the walnut shell with its beak and ate its nut>
Synonyms bill, neb, nib
Related Words mouth; muzzle; mandible, maw, maxilla
2
the part of the face bearing the nostrils and nasal cavity <the man's prominent beak gives him a somewhat aquiline appearance>
Synonyms beak, conk [chiefly British slang], honker [slang], neb, nozzle [slang], proboscis, schnoz (or schnozz) [slang], schnozzle [slang], smeller, snoot, snout
Related Words pug, pugnose
3
chiefly British  a public official having authority to decide questions of law <received a stiff sentence from one of the harshest beaks in all of London>
Synonyms adjudicator, beak [chiefly British], bench, court, jurist, justice, magistrate

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