ETYM Old Eng. bek, French bec, from Celtic; cf. Gael. and Irish bac, bacc, hook, W. bach.
1. Horny projecting jaws of a bird; SYN. bill, neb, nib.
2. Beaklike mouth of e.g. turtles.
3. (US) Informal terms for the nose; SYN. honker, hooter, nozzle, snoot, snout, schnozzle.
Horn-covered projecting jaws of a bird, or other horny jaws such as those of the tortoise or octopus. The beaks of birds are adapted by shape and size to specific diets.
Objet ayant la forme d'un bec d'oiseau.