1. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various small short-tailed sharp-beaked birds that creep on trees and feed on small nuts and insects
Synonyms: nuthatch
Related terms: oscine red-breasted_nuthatch European_nuthatch white-breasted_nuthatch Sittidae
2. [ noun ] a compound lever used to crack nuts open
Synonyms: nutcrackers
Related terms: compound_lever
3. [ noun ] (zoology) speckled birds that feed on nuts
Related terms: corvine_bird Clark's_nutcracker common_nutcracker Nucifraga
Similar spelling:   nutcrackers