nutcracker nutcracker  /ˈnət ˌkræ kər/


  1. (n) a compound lever used to crack nuts open
  2. (n) any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects
  3. (n) speckled birds that feed on nuts


  1. One politician described the fear of being squeezed from both borders as "being caught in a nutcracker.
  2. There are celebrity cameos galore: Elvis Costello dressed as a nutcracker; Willie Nelson dressed as a Wise Man, singing of bringing a gift of ganja to the baby Jesus; John Legend .
  3. Caught in the Nutcracker .


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    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ages 12+, 2 years ballet experience suggested Explore folk dance and\nclassical ballet as drawn from the old story ballets such as The Nutcracker and Coppelia. Dances covered will include mazurkas, czardas, and\npolonaises. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; \tmso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; \tmso-tstyle-colband ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. 'Nutcracker' auditions set for Aug. 24

    The Saint Augustine Ballet will hold auditions for its 2013 production of “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, Aug. 24.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

  3. London Palladium to Host The Nutcracker on Ice in October, Featuring Stars of TV's "Dancing on Ice"

    The Imperial Ice Stars will bring their new production The Nutcracker on Ice to the West End's London Palladium, beginning a run of only 14 performances Oct. 24, prior to an official opening Oct. 25, and playing through Nov. 3 only.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Playbill

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  1. "I think the nutcracker has been very beneficial for us," Singletary said. "Yes, there were a couple of guys that got hurt, but that's going to happen in training camp."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Mike Singletary Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "I am extremely proud to be able to share our production of The Nutcracker with Canadians nationwide. And this year, we will expand our reach even more, bringing this great holiday tradition to a greater number of communities across the...
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Karen Kain Source: MarketWatch

  3. ...but Timothy O'Leary, Opera Theatre of St. Louis' general director, says it's for families: "The opera world has never had a 'Nutcracker,' something people take their children to because they saw it when they were children. 'Hansel &...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: St Timothy Source: Los Angeles Times

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