WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
beak /bik/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
  1. Birdsthe hard, curved, horny part of a bird's mouth; bill.
  2. Zoologyany horny or stiff mouthpart of an animal that sticks out or is curved like a bird's.
  3. Slang TermsSlang. a person's nose:His beak curved out and down.
beaked/bikt, ˈbikɪd/USA pronunciationadj. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

beak /biːk/ n
  1. the projecting jaws of a bird, covered with a horny sheath; bill
  2. any beaklike mouthpart in other animals, such as turtles
  3. slang a person's nose, esp one that is large, pointed, or hooked
  4. any projecting part, such as the pouring lip of a bucket
  5. another word for ram
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French bec, from Latin beccus, of Gaulish origin

beaked /biːkt/ adj ˈbeaky adj
beak /biːk/ n
  1. a Brit slang word for judge, magistrate, headmaster, schoolmaster
Etymology: 19th Century: originally thieves' jargon




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