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debeak — transitive verb Date: 1937 to remove the tip of the upper mandible of (as a chicken) to prevent cannibalism and fighting … New Collegiate Dictionary
debeak — debeaker, n. /dee beek /, v.t. Vet. Med. to remove the upper beak from (a bird) to prevent egg eating or attacks on other birds. [1935 40; DE + BEAK] * * * … Universalium
debeak — verb To remove part of the upper/lower beak of a chicken or other bird to prevent pecking in chicken farms … Wiktionary
debeak — v. remove the upper beak from a bird to prevent the eating of eggs or cannibalism and fighting … English contemporary dictionary
debeak — verb remove the upper part of the beak of (a bird) to prevent it injuring other birds … English new terms dictionary
debeak — (ˈ)dē+ transitive verb Etymology: back formation from Debeaker, a trademark : to remove the tip of the upper mandible of (a bird) to prevent cannibalism and fighting … Useful english dictionary