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debeak

[ dee-beek ]
/ diˈbik /
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verb (used with object) Veterinary Medicine.

to remove the upper beak from (a bird) to prevent egg eating or attacks on other birds.

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Origin of debeak

First recorded in 1935–40; de- + beak

OTHER WORDS FROM debeak

de·beak·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for debeak

debeak

verb (tr)

to remove part of the beak of poultry to reduce the risk of such habits as feather-picking or cannibalism
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