Speck Speck, n. [Cf. Icel. spik blubber, AS. spic, D. spek, G. speck.] The blubber of whales or other marine mammals; also, the fat of the hippopotamus. [1913 Webster]

{Speck falls} (Naut.), falls or ropes rove through blocks for hoisting the blubber and bone of whales on board a whaling vessel. [1913 Webster]

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  • Speck — Speck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Specked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Specking}.] To cause the presence of specks upon or in, especially specks regarded as defects or blemishes; to spot; to speckle; as, paper specked by impurities in the water used in its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speck — s.m.inv. ES ted. {{wmetafile0}} prosciutto crudo affumicato di suino, specialità altoatesina, tirolese e bavarese {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1976. ETIMO: ted. Speck propr. lardo …   Dizionario italiano

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