de beak


verb (used with object) Veterinary Medicine.
to remove the upper beak from (a bird) to prevent egg eating or attacks on other birds.

1935–40; de- + beak

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

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