nut + shell
nutshell (plural nutshells)
- The shell that surrounds the kernel of a nut.
- A short book summarizing an area of law.
the shell that surrounds the kernel of a nut
nutshell (third-person singular simple present nutshells, present participle nutshelling, simple past and past participle nutshelled)
- (transitive) To summarize (from the term in a nutshell).