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.



Nutcracker Sample Sentences in News


  • This ‘Nutcracker’ doesn't pirouette
    Round House Theatre tries a new spin on a holiday classic. Read more on this news related to 'Nutcracker'
  • Oregon festival's giant nutcracker: 41 feet
    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts. Read more on this news related to 'Nutcracker'
  • No nut too tough: Oregon holiday festival commissions 41-foot, 16,000-pound nutcracker
    Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts. Read more on this news related to 'Nutcracker'

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