nutcracker

Definitions of nutcracker
1

n a compound lever used to crack nuts open

Type of:
compound lever
a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum

n any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects

Synonyms:
nuthatch
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

n speckled birds that feed on nuts

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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