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  • adj. Resembling a beak; pointed

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  • adj. resembling the beak of a bird


beak +‎ -like (Wiktionary)


  • The soft tissues of its snout have worn away, leaving the "beaklike" front of its jaw exposed.

    December 2008

  • They go "questing" for blood donors, spearing their victims with a "beaklike projection" and drawing a "quantity of blood that is a hundred times their 'empty' weight."

    Tug-of-War With Nature

  • A Kansas engineer with wire-rimmed glasses perched always on his beaklike nose, Smith envisioned Donovan having a small $1 million a year operation; he was shocked when in two months Donovan was demanding ten times that much.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • He sat like a king on a throne, his beaklike nose high in the air, introducing his wives.

    The Season of Risks

  • It was a sleek black Concorde-like jetliner with a sharp beaklike nose and missiles on its wings.


  • Dr. Barlow gestured at the beaklike prow before them, at monstrous heads belching fire.


  • She had an enormous beaklike nose and bright black eyes that glittered at me as though daring me to rebuff her.

    Magnificent Pigs

  • The crimson blade with its beaklike point was not quite suited for his human grip, having been designed by the Seekers.


  • From this picture showing the "monster's" back, limbs and tail and beaklike head process, it looks like it could be a turtle - except turtles don't have that type of teeth, and the hindquarters are very mammal-like.


  • Many of the invertebrate-eaters have beaklike mouths, strong jaws, and pharyngeal teeth.

    Coral reef fish feeding behavior in the Caribbean

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  • Learnt from WeirdNet: for usage see its treatment of beak.

    August 15, 2008