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


  • Review: 'The Nutcracker' from Orlando Ballet
    Orlando Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker" has moved to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. In its new home, it hasn't lost any of the visual qualities that make the production such a treat: eye-catching costumes, a handsome set, clear-sighted staging and a dollop of... Read more on this news related to 'Nutcracker'
  • Local kids join Ballet Ariel pros for "The Nutcracker" in Lakewood
    LAKEWOOD —Many a wide-eyed child has been transfixed watching Clara the Sugar Plum Fairy and friends in the Swan Sleigh perform in the "The Nutcracker" ballet. Read more on this news related to 'Nutcracker'
  • Meet François Barbeau, the man behind the Nutcracker costumes
    Midway through the Grands Ballets Canadiens run of the Nutcracker at Place des Arts, 79-year old costume designer FrançoisBarbeau is already mulling over improvements to costumes for next year’s Nutcracker. Read more on this news related to 'Nutcracker'

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