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Definition of peck noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(informal) a quick kiss He gave her a friendly peck on the cheek.
  2. 2an act of pecking someone or something The canary gave a quick peck at the seed.
  3. 3a unit for measuring grain and fruit, equal to a quarter of a bushel or 8 quarts a peck of apples
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: peck