Definition of nutcracker
: an implement for cracking nuts
Recent Examples of nutcracker from the Web
Tell us about the original Nutcracker piece with eight women.
In fact, ACB will be premiering a new Nutcracker production this winter.
Ornaments cover nearly every centimeter of wall space: ballerinas of all ethnicities wearing tutus in various shades of pink and ivory; a purple sparkly nutcracker; a snowman stuffed into an ice cream cone.
And those bite marks indicate that the croc was a Cretaceous nutcracker.
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First Known Use of nutcracker
NUTCRACKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nutcracker for English Language Learners
: a tool or device that is used to open the shells of nuts
NUTCRACKER Defined for Kids
Definition of nutcracker for Students
: a device used for cracking the shells of nuts
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