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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pecking order mean? 

  The noun PECKING ORDER has 1 sense:

1. the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

  Familiarity information: PECKING ORDER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1pecking order [BACK TO TOP]


The organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


pecking order; power structure; hierarchy

Hypernyms ("pecking order" is a kind of...):

organisation; organization (a group of people who work together)

Holonyms ("pecking order" is a part of...):

administration; brass; establishment; governance; governing body; organisation; organization (the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something)

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