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beak

1. the projecting jaws of a bird, covered with a horny sheath; bill
2. any beaklike mouthpart in other animals, such as turtles
3. Architect the upper surface of a cornice, which slopes out to throw off water
4. Chem the part of a still or retort through which vapour passes to the condenser
5. Nautical another word for ram

beak

[bēk]
(botany)
Any pointed projection, as on some fruits, that resembles a bird bill.
(invertebrate zoology)
The tip of the umbo in bivalves.
(vertebrate zoology)
The bill of a bird or some other animal, such as the turtle.
A projecting jawbone element of certain fishes, such as the sawfish and pike.
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It had triangular teeth and a beak-like mouth, suggesting it could eat both meat and plants.
It had a beak-like jaw and stones in its stomach, showing it ate nuts and seeds, not meat and plants.
Normally the species, boasting two huge triangular fins and a beak-like mouth, plies waters around the southern Atlantic and south west Pacific, often lying flat on the water.