The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varies much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds.
- The horny, projecting structure forming the mandibles of a bird, especially one that is strong, sharp, and useful in striking and tearing; a bill.
- A similar structure in other animals, such as turtles, insects, or fish.
- A usually firm, tapering tip on certain plant structures, such as some seeds and fruits.
- A beaklike structure or part, as:
- The spout of a pitcher.
- A metal or metal-clad ram projecting from the bow of an ancient warship.
- Informal The human nose.
- Chiefly British Slang A schoolmaster.
- Chiefly British Slang A judge.