nutcracker

noun nut·crack·er \ ˈnət-ˌkra-kər \

Definition of nutcracker

: an implement for cracking nuts

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First Known Use of nutcracker

15th century

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NUTCRACKER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of nutcracker for English Language Learners

  • : a tool or device that is used to open the shells of nuts


NUTCRACKER Defined for Kids

nutcracker

noun nut·crack·er \ ˈnət-ˌkra-kər \

Definition of nutcracker for Students

: a device used for cracking the shells of nuts


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