Definition of Nutshell

1. Noun. The shell around the kernel of a nut.

Generic synonyms: Shell



Definition of Nutshell

1. n. The shell or hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is inclosed.

Definition of Nutshell

1. Noun. The shell that surrounds the kernel of a nut. ¹

2. Noun. A short book summarizing an area of law. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To summarize (from the term (term in a nutshell)). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nutshell

1. the shell of a nut [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nutshell

1. 1. The shell or hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is inclosed. 2. Hence, a thing of little compass, or of little value. 3. A shell of the genus Nucula. To be, or lie, in a nutshell, to be within a small compass; to admit of very brief or simple determination or statement. "The remedy lay in a nutshell." Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nutshell

nutritiously
nutritiousness
nutritive
nutritive ratio
nutritive value
nutritively
nutritiveness
nutritives
nutriture
nuts and bolts
nutsacks
nutsedge
nutsedges
nutshell (current term)
nutshelled
nutshelling
nutshells
nutshots
nutshotting
nutsier
nutsiest
nutso
nutsy
nuttalliellid
nuttalliellids
nutted
nutter

Literary usage of Nutshell

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1. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"... and The case in a nutshell. * This renders it worth preservation in a note. He called it 'THE CASE IN A nutshell. ' 1. ..."

2. A Parody Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1904)
"THE HIGHER PANTHEISM IN A nutshell 0 NE, who is not, we see: but one, whom we see not, is ; Surely this is not that: but that is assuredly this. ..."

3. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... Hands of Curiosity-hunters — Excited Hopes — Provoking Revelations — Fac Simile of the Calendar — Seventy Years in a nutshell — Tell-tale Hieroglyphics ..."

4. From Alien to Citizen: The Story of My Life in America by Edward Alfred Steiner (1914)
"... nutshell " ONE can always locate the steerage without a chart, and there is no problem about finding one's cabin or berth, no anxiety as to deck chairs, ..."

5. Essays and Reviews Chiefly on Theology, Politics, and Socialism by Orestes Augustus Brownson (1887)
"PROTESTANTISM IN A nutshell.* OCTOBER, 1849. WE have seen few works written with a more just appreciation of our age than the one before us, ..."

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