sandfish (def 2).
- Beaked whale
any of several toothed whales of the family Hyperoodontidae (Ziphiidae), inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws. Historical Examples Goosebeaked whales are larger than all other beaked whale species with the exception of the northern bottlenosed whale. Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic Stephen Leatherwood The range of True’s beaked whales overlaps […]
a large drinking cup or glass with a wide mouth. contents of a beaker: consuming a beaker of beer at one gulp. a flat-bottomed cylindrical container, usually with a pouring lip, especially one used in a laboratory. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Beaker folk. Historical Examples “A twelvemonth,” said Jack, going to […]
- Beaker cell
beaker cell beaker cell beak·er cell (bē’kər) n. See goblet cell.
- Beaker folk
a late Neolithic to Copper Age people living in Europe, so called in reference to the bell beakers commonly found buried with their dead in barrows. Historical Examples If I hadn’t known better, I would have sworn he was born one of the Beaker folk. The Time Traders Andre Norton noun a prehistoric people thought […]