American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The shell enclosing the meat of a nut.
- idiom. in a nutshell In a few words; concisely: Just give me the facts in a nutshell.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The hard shell which forms the covering of the kernel of a nut: used proverbially for anything of small content or of little value.
- n. A bivalve mollusk of the family Nuculidæ; a nutlet.
- n. The shell that surrounds the kernel of a nut.
- n. A short book summarizing an area of law.
- v. transitive To summarize (from the term in a nutshell).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The shell or hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is inclosed.
- n. Hence, a thing of little compass, or of little value.
- n. (Zoöl.) A shell of the genus Nucula.
- n. the shell around the kernel of a nut
- nut + shell (Wiktionary)
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“The GOP political strategy in a nutshell is as follows:”
“KillCon 2006 says: â€œThis in a nutshell is the American Doctrine.”
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“Above, in a nutshell, is the actual root of the civil rights debate we're still having in America.”
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