nutcracker

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noun nut·crack·er \ˈnət-ˌkra-kər\

Definition of nutcracker

  1. :  an implement for cracking nuts

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15th Century

First Known Use of nutcracker

15th century


NUTCRACKER Defined for English Language Learners

nutcracker

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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

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noun nut·crack·er \ˈnət-ˌkra-kər\

Definition of nutcracker for Students

  1. :  a device used for cracking the shells of nuts



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