Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various parrots with a hooked bill for climbing and for crushing nuts and seeds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A curved or hooked bill or beak of a bird.
  • n. A spent male salmon whose jaws have become hooked.

Etymologies

hook +‎ bill (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Someone, Qwilleran thought, had expected to steal the bird and had put a hand too close to the cage, only to have Jasper's powerful hookbill grab a finger.

    The Cat Who Sang For The Birds

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