Definition of nutshell
1 : the hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is enclosed
2 : something of small size, amount, or scope
in a nutshell
: in a very brief statement
Recent Examples of nutshell from the Web
Medicaid in a nutshellBefore Obamacare, states let people with incomes up to the poverty level enroll in Medicaid and got the federal government to pay them back for a large share.
Or in a nutshell, the state scored better than middle-of-the-pack.
There, in a nutshell, are the themes that could dominate the 2018 election: jobs, schools and health care.
In a nutshell, Egypt, Saudi Arabi and the Emirates viewed the Arab Spring with skepticism.
In a nutshell, a new version of Apple's Safari for Mac's new High Sierra operating system won't display auto-playing videos on websites, something many web users hate.
Markelle's game, in a nutshell, is just lay a Swiss Army knife out, take out every instrument that's in it, and that's him.
In a nutshell, blockchains link together a global swarm of servers that hosts thousands of copies of the system’s transaction records.
The deal is complex but, in a nutshell, goes like this: Mansimov purchased a ship and opened a Maltese holding company for it in 2007.
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First Known Use of nutshell
NUTSHELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nutshell for English Language Learners
: the hard outer shell of a nut
NUTSHELL Defined for Kids
Definition of nutshell for Students
: the shell of a nut
in a nutshell
: very briefly And that, in a nutshell, is my explanation.
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