Meaning of 'beak' (Webster Dictionary)
- The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath,
covering the jaws. The form varied much according to the food and
habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds.
- A similar bill in other animals, as the turtles.
- The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other
invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera.
- The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of
- The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the
- Anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a
promontory of land.
- A beam, shod or armed at the end with a metal head or point,
and projecting from the prow of an ancient galley, in order to pierce
the vessel of an enemy; a beakhead.
- That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened
to the stem, and supported by the main knee.
- A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow
fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off.
- Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the
fruit or other parts of a plant.
- A toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.).
- A magistrate or policeman.