Definition of Nutcracker

1. Noun. A compound lever used to crack nuts open.

Generic synonyms: Compound Lever



2. Noun. Any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects.

3. Noun. Speckled birds that feed on nuts.

Definition of Nutcracker

1. n. An instrument for cracking nuts.

Definition of Nutcracker

1. Proper noun. A ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ¹

2. Noun. An implement for cracking nuts. ¹

3. Noun. Either of two birds of the genus ''Nucifraga'' in the crow family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nutcracker

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Medical Definition of Nutcracker

1. 1. An instrument for cracking nuts. 2. A European bird (Nucifraga caryocatactes), allied to the magpie and crow. Its colour is dark brown, spotted with white. It feeds on nuts, seeds, and insects. The American, or Clarke's, nutcracker (Picicorvus Columbianus) of Western North America. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nutcracker

nutators
nutbags
nutball
nutbar
nutbars
nutbowl
nutbowls
nutbreaker
nutbrown
nutburger
nutburgers
nutcase
nutcases
nutcracker (current term)
nutcrackers
nutfarm
nutfarms
nutgall
nutgalls
nutgraf
nuthatch
nuthatches
nuthin'
nuthook
nuthooks
nuthouse

Literary usage of Nutcracker

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"She had been holding nutcracker, wrapped in the handkerchief, ... nutcracker was very pale, but at the same time he was smiling with a melancholy and ..."

2. The Warner Library by Charles Dudley Warner, John William Cunliffe, Harry Morgan Ayres, Helen Rex Keller, Gerhard Richard Lomer (1917)
"She had been holding nutcracker, wrapped in the handkerchief, ... nutcracker was very pale, but at the same time he was smiling with a melancholy and ..."

3. Our Young Folks by John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, Gail Hamilton (1866)
"MR. and Mrs. nutcracker were as respectable a pair of squirrels as ever wore ... nutcracker Lodge was a hole in a sturdy old chestnut overhanging a shady ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... and as both are referable to the same physical agency for explanation, their further consideration will be found in the article PRECESSION. nutcracker ..."

5. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"nutcracker, Br. Zool. Append, t. 1—Arct. ZooL 2. 252. D Will. (Ang.) p. 152. t. ... Rare visi- THE nutcracker is a very rare visitant in Great Britain. ..."

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