\ ˈpek How to pronounce pec (audio) \

Definition of pec

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: pectoral muscle usually used in plural


geographical name
\ ˈpech How to pronounce Peć (audio) \
variants: or Pejë \ ˈpā-​ə How to pronounce Pejë (audio) \

Definition of Peć (Entry 2 of 2)

town in western Kosovo that was the seat of the patriarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Middle Ages population 49,000

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Suddenly, a traditional button-up seems stuffy and snoozy—a pec-enhancing top makes the business attire feel youthful and fresh. Vogue, "Shia LaBeouf Upgrades a Classic Suit With a Skin-Tight Tee," 2 Aug. 2019 Right-hander Gerson Bautista (pec strain) will also have his rehab stint transferred from Modesto to Tacoma in the next few days. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Who will M’s start for Tuesday’s game in Texas? Not Justus Sheffield," 18 May 2019 Dress code: Something to show off those pecs and a pair of binoculars to check out your neighbor. Emma Silvers, San Francisco Chronicle, "Your guide to the best bars to hit on Pride weekend," 14 June 2018 Replays of that decisive set show Serena gingerly touching her pec muscle, looking uncomfortable on first serves that were hit with no velocity and, most tellingly, walking off the court without her bag. Chris Chase, For The Win, "Serena v. Sharapova: The brief history of a burning non-rivalry," 4 June 2018 Coming off surgery to repair a pec muscle injured during the combine, the Bengals could have traded back and still landed Price., "How the Ravens and the other AFC North teams fared in the 2018 draft," 30 Apr. 2018 Consensus: Physical, nasty run blocker with Pro Bowl potential whose rehab from offseason pec surgery likely makes him a second-round pick. Terez A. Paylor, kansascity, "Chiefs and big guys: Ranking the top offensive linemen in the NFL Draft | The Kansas City Star," 26 Apr. 2018 Ohio State’s Billy Price had surgery after tearing his pec at the combine, and the ailment has opened the door for Iowa’s James Daniels to pass him as the best center in the draft. Albert Breer,, "Rainy Pro Day Does Nothing to Dampen Enthusiasm for Sam Darnold as Likely Top Draft Pick," 22 Mar. 2018 His flowing mane, chiseled visage and perfect pecs have adorned book covers, magazine covers and movie screens. Charles Fleming,, "L.A. Drives: Carving a Malibu canyon with Fabio," 15 Mar. 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of pec

: pectoralis usually used in plural

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