The beak, bill, or rostrum is an external anatomical structure of birds which is used for eating and for grooming, manipulating objects, killing prey, fighting, probing for food, courtship and feeding young. The terms beak and rostrum are also used to refer to a similar mouthpart in some Ornithischian dinosaurs, monotremes, cephalopods, cetaceans, billfishes, pufferfishes, turtles, Anuran tadpoles and sirens.

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  1. A rigid structure projecting from the front of a bird's face, used for pecking, grooming and for eating food.
  2. A similar structure forming the jaws of an octopus, turtle, etc.
  3. The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera.
  4. The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve.
  5. The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal.
  6. The metal point fixed on the bows of a war galley, used as a ram.
  7. A justice of the peace, magistrate, headmaster or other person of authority.
    He's up before the beak again tomorrow.
    I clapp'd my peepers full of tears, and so the old beak set me free; I began to weep, and the judge set me free.
  8. The human nose, especially one that is large and pointed.
  9. Anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, such as a promontory of land.
  10. 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.
  11. That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee.
  12. A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off.
  13. Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant.
  14. A toe clip.


  1. strike with the beak.
  2. seize with the beak.

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