nutcracker

Definitions of nutcracker
  1. noun
    a compound lever used to crack nuts open
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    type of:
    compound lever
    a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum
  2. noun
    any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects
    synonyms: nuthatch
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    types:
    European nuthatch, Sitta europaea
    a kind of nuthatch
    Sitta canadensis, red-breasted nuthatch
    bluish-grey nuthatch with reddish breast; of northern coniferous forests
    Sitta carolinensis, white-breasted nuthatch
    bluish-grey nuthatch with black head and white breast; of eastern North America
    type of:
    oscine, oscine bird
    passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
  3. noun
    speckled birds that feed on nuts
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    types:
    Nucifraga caryocatactes, common nutcracker
    Old World nutcracker
    Clark's nutcracker, Nucifraga columbiana
    nutcracker of the western United States
    type of:
    corvine bird
    birds of the crow family
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