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Meaning of NUTSHELL

Pronunciation:  'nutshel

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the shell around the kernel of a nut

NUTSHELL is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: shell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nut"shell`\, n.
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. (Zo["o]l.) 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.'' --Macaulay.

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