nutshell

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noun nut·shell \ˈnət-ˌshel\

Definition of nutshell

  1. 1 :  the hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is enclosed

  2. 2 :  something of small size, amount, or scope

in a nutshell

  1. :  in a very brief statement

13th Century

First Known Use of nutshell

13th century


NUTSHELL Defined for English Language Learners

nutshell

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noun nut·shell \ˈnət-ˌshel\

Definition of nutshell for English Language Learners

  • : the hard outer shell of a nut


NUTSHELL Defined for Kids

nutshell

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noun nut·shell \ˈnət-ˌshel\

Definition of nutshell for Students

  1. :  the shell of a nut

in a nutshell

  1. :  very briefly <And that, in a nutshell, is my explanation.>



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