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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A large quantity. Also: a unit of measurement for dry goods such as grains and vegetables. Also: To strike or nip.

Usage examples (35)
  • A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend, before he knows him.
  • And my next peck is going to be the partially-completed chapter formerly known as Ch. 9.
  • The peck is a square wheel, awkward and slightly ominous.
  • A lawsuit has been filed against the city of El Paso and a popular restaurant because of what the plaintiff calls a peck on the lips. for more
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