nutshell

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EtymologyEdit

nut + shell

NounEdit

nutshell (plural nutshells)

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

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VerbEdit

nutshell (third-person singular simple present nutshells, present participle nutshelling, simple past and past participle nutshelled)

  1. (transitive) To summarize (from the term in a nutshell).
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 00:49