beaker cell beak·er cell (bē’kər)
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 […]
- Beaking joint
a straight joint made by several members, as strips of flooring, ending at the same line.
the bill of a bird; neb. any similar horny mouthpart in other animals, as the turtle or duckbill. anything beaklike or ending in a point, as the spout of a pitcher. Slang. a person’s nose. Entomology, proboscis (def 3). Botany. a narrowed or prolonged tip. Nautical. (formerly) a metal or metal-sheathed projection from the bow […]
adjective having a nose that is large, pointed, or hooked Historical Examples He was smiling just the same on Joanna’s beaky-nosed husband. The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke “It is very absurd to have such prejudices,” said the beaky-nosed man of forty. The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke The beaky-nosed man fumbled in the breast […]