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Definition of Nut


  1. The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel.
  2. A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or for transmitting motion. See Illust. of lst Bolt.
  3. The tumbler of a gunlock.
  4. A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.
  5. To gather nuts.

Nut Quotations

When people say, you know, 'Good teacher,' 'Prophet,' 'Really nice guy'... this is not how Jesus thought of Himself. So you're left with a challenge in that, which is either Jesus was who he said he was or a complete and utter nut case. You have to make a choice on that.

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground.
David Icke

I'm a nut, but not just a nut.
Bill Murray

I'm a conservative, but I'm not a nut about it.
George H. W. Bush

I destroyed a lot of guitars trying to get them to do what I wanted, but I learned something from every guitar I tore apart, and discovered even more things. Things like if the string is not straight from the bridge saddle to the nut, you're going to have friction.
Eddie Van Halen
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Nut Translations

nut in Dutch is moer
nut in Portuguese is noz, porca
nut in Spanish is tuerca, nuez

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