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peck'ing or"der




1. Animal Behav.a dominance hierarchy, seen esp. in domestic poultry, that is maintained by one bird pecking another of lower status.
2. a sequence or hierarchy of authority in an organization or social group. Also,peck' or"der.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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