Adjective "beaky" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈbiːki/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of a person's nose) resembling a bird's beak; hooked.
  1. 'The lady at the neighbouring table, with wrinkled skin, a beaky nose and bulging eyes, swathed in netted black, cast her withering glance.'
  2. 'With his brightly coloured breeches, beaky nose and piercing eyes, he must have resembled a loquacious and quick-witted parrot.'
  3. 'In the glazed portrait of 1987, the mature King's spectacles are disks like small saucers, the nose still courageous and beaky.'
  4. 'With his big, practically black eyes and his beaky nose, he looks like one of Hieronymus Bosch's nightmare owls in human form.'
  5. 'a small, determined, beaky man'
  6. 'Clear eyed, with a smart executive suit and a softly spiked hairstyle, he looks like a well-preserved businessman, a pair of small square glasses emphasising his beaky features.'
  7. 'We climbed further where the acolytes of some guru - his beaky, bearded portrait was propped against a wall - endeavoured to enforce a kind of spiritual toll on all who passed.'

Definitions

1. the bill of a bird; neb.

2. any similar horny mouthpart in other animals, as the turtle or duckbill.

3. anything beaklike or ending in a point, as the spout of a pitcher.

4. Slang. a person's nose.

5. Entomology. proboscis (def 3).

6. Botany. a narrowed or prolonged tip.

7. Nautical. (formerly) a metal or metal-sheathed projection from the bow of a warship, used to ram enemy vessels; ram; rostrum.

8. Typography. a serif on the arm of a character, as of a K. 9. Also called bird'

More examples(as adjective)

"pecks can be beaky."

Origin

(beak)