noun nut·shell \ˈnət-ˌshel\

: the hard outer shell of a nut

Full Definition of NUTSHELL

:  the hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is enclosed
:  something of small size, amount, or scope
in a nutshell
:  in a very brief statement

First Known Use of NUTSHELL

13th century
IN A NUTSHELL Defined for Kids


noun nut·shell \ˈnət-ˌshel\

Definition of NUTSHELL for Kids

:  the shell of a nut
in a nutshell
:  very briefly <And that, in a nutshell, is my explanation.>


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