Peck

(redirected from pecks at)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Peck

An obsolete Scottish unit of dry volume. For beans, grass seed, peas, rye, salt, and wheat, one peck was approximately equivalent to 9.072 liters. For barley, malt, and oats, however, it was approximately equivalent to 13.229 liters.
References in periodicals archive ?
No significant differences between the treatments were found in the number of pecks at and drinks of cold and hot water at any age.
At an older age the number of pecks at the disc was similar, but a tendency to use less force in trimmed birds persisted at 22 and 62 weeks.
However, the reduced number of pecks at a red disc by 12-week old beak trimmed birds may also be an indication of reduced activity.