AskDefine | Define nutshell

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nutshell n : the shell around the kernel of a nut

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  • /ˈnʌtʃel/


nut + shell


  1. The shell that surrounds the kernel of a nut.
  2. A short book summarizing an area of law.

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Extensive Definition

Nutshell is the woody outer shell of a nut, but the term may also refer to:

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