Nutcracker

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Nutcracker Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • speckled birds that feed on nuts
  • any of various small short-tailed sharp-beaked birds that creep on trees and feed on small nuts and insects
  • a compound lever used to crack nuts open

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a compound lever used to crack nuts open ,
  • any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects ,
  • speckled birds that feed on nuts

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Nutcracker Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A nutcracker is a mechanical device for cracking nuts. Nutcrackers usually work on the principle of moments as described in Archimedes' analysis of the lever. The earliest use of the term "nutcracker" in English dates to 1481.



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