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debeak

[dee-beek] /diˈbik/
verb (used with object), Veterinary Medicine
1.
to remove the upper beak from (a bird) to prevent egg eating or attacks on other birds.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; de- + beak
Related forms
debeaker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de-beak

debeak

verb (transitive)
1.
to remove part of the beak of poultry to reduce the risk of such habits as feather-picking or cannibalism
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