[ UK /nˈʌtkɹækɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈnətˌkɹækɝ/ ]
  1. a compound lever used to crack nuts open
  2. any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects
  3. speckled birds that feed on nuts
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How To Use nutcracker In A Sentence

  • Balda started studying pinyon jays and Clark's nutcrackers in the late 1960s.
  • It was only at the foot of his own table, after ladling out and serving around the stewed oysters "hot and hot," that the commodore, rubbing his hands, and smiling until his great face was as grotesque as a nutcracker's, announced that Miss Nancy Skamp was turned out of office -- yea, discrowned, unsceptred, dethroned, and that Harry Barnwell reigned in her stead. The Missing Bride
  • Crack about 18 of the apricot stones open with a nutcracker, to get the almonds inside.
  • There's a Bible story which describes the use of the more gentle nutcracker principle that could be applied to the present situation.
  • It seems we have a lot in common Jill: writing and dancing, if we would have met last week I would have recommended an urban version of the Nutcracker shown at the Abron Arts Theatre in the LES. Weekend with the girls - Holiday fun
  • When I think of my professional life, I think of working inside the angle of a giant, open nutcracker.
  • We can crack nuts with nutcrackers.
  • However, using it as a nutcracker by rolling over a cashew is a lousy idea. Robert J. Elisberg: News for Twits
  • Am I alone in thinking the Thatcher nutcracker is kinda cool? Archive 2008-12-01
  • Measurable by him who hath time, weighable by a good weigher, attainable by strong pinions, divinable by divine nutcrackers: thus did my dream find the world: - Thus Spake Zarathustra
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