Peck is defined as to hit an object with something sharp, pick something up or make a hole with a beak.(verb)
An example of peck is a bird hitting a person on the head with their beak.
Peck means a quick and casual kiss.(noun)
An example of a peck is a kiss on the cheek.
The definition of a peck is a unit of dry measurement.(noun)
An example of a peck is eight dry quarts.
See peck in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pecken, var. of picken, pick, in specialized senses
Origin: ME pek < OFr, prob. < ML bika, liquid measure, ult. < Gr bikos, wine jar: see beaker
See peck in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb pecked, peck·ing, pecks verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English pecken
Origin: , probably variant of piken, to peck (perhaps influenced by Middle Low German pekken); see pick1.
Origin: Middle English.
, Gregory 1916-2003.
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