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English Dictionary: nut by the DICT Development Group
4 results for nut
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. usually large hard-shelled seed
  2. Egyptian goddess of the sky
  3. a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
  4. half the width of an em
    Synonym(s): en, nut
  5. a whimsically eccentric person
    Synonym(s): crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball
  6. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie"
    Synonym(s): addict, nut, freak, junkie, junky
  7. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
    Synonym(s): testis, testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, egg
  1. gather nuts
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nut \Nut\, n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D. noot, G.
      nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n[94]t, Dan. n[94]d.]
      1. (Bot.) 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. --Knight.
      4. (Naut.) A projection on each side of the shank of an
            anchor, to secure the stock in place.
      {Check nut}, {Jam nut}, {Lock nut}, a nut which is screwed up
            tightly against another nut on the same bolt or screw, in
            order to prevent accidental unscrewing of the first nut.
      {Nut buoy}. See under {Buoy}.
      {Nut coal}, screened coal of a size smaller than stove coal
            and larger than pea coal; -- called also {chestnut coal}.
      {Nut crab} (Zo[94]l.), any leucosoid crab of the genus
            {Ebalia} as, {Ebalia tuberosa} of Europe.
      {Nut grass} (Bot.), a plant of the Sedge family ({Cyperus
            rotundus}, var. Hydra), which has slender rootstocks
            bearing small, nutlike tubers, by which the plant
            multiplies exceedingly, especially in cotton fields.
      {Nut lock}, a device, as a metal plate bent up at the
            corners, to prevent a nut from becoming unscrewed, as by

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nut \Nut\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Nutted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      To gather nuts.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Buoy \Buoy\, n. [D. boei buoy, fetter, fr. OF. boie, buie,
      chain, fetter, F. bou[82]e a buoy, from L. boia. [bd]Boiae
      genus vinculorum tam ferreae quam ligneae.[b8] --Festus. So
      called because chained to its place.] (Naut.)
      A float; esp. a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark
      a channel or to point out the position of something beneath
      the water, as an anchor, shoal, rock, etc.
      {Anchor buoy}, a buoy attached to, or marking the position
            of, an anchor.
      {Bell buoy}, a large buoy on which a bell is mounted, to be
            rung by the motion of the waves.
      {Breeches buoy}. See under {Breeches}.
      {Cable buoy}, an empty cask employed to buoy up the cable in
            rocky anchorage.
      {Can buoy}, a hollow buoy made of sheet or boiler iron,
            usually conical or pear-shaped.
      {Life buoy}, a float intended to support persons who have
            fallen into the water, until a boat can be dispatched to
            save them.
      {Nut} [or] {Nun buoy}, a buoy large in the middle, and
            tapering nearly to a point at each end.
      {To stream the buoy}, to let the anchor buoy fall by the
            ship's side into the water, before letting go the anchor.
      {Whistling buoy}, a buoy fitted with a whistle that is blown
            by the action of the waves.
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