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peck

An obsolete, non-SI (International System) unit of dry volume; the imperial (UK) peck corresponds to 9.092 litres, while the US peck corresponds to 8.809 litres.
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2 : to make by striking with the beak or a sharp instrument <Birds pecked holes.
In fact, beak trimmed birds pecked more at the cage and tended to have more pecks at the hopper 10 weeks after beak trimming compared to control birds, suggesting an absence of severe chronic pain.
The male that pecked most often was declared the winner.