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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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["o]t,  Dan.  n["o]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["o]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 
  jarring. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nut  \Nut\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Nutted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Nutting}.] 
  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['e]e  a  buoy,  from  L.  boia.  ``Boiae 
  genus  vinculorum  tam  ferreae  quam  ligneae.''  --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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  nut 
  n  1:  usually  large  hard-shelled  seed 
  2:  goddess  of  the  sky  [syn:  {Nut}] 
  3:  a  small  square  or  hexagonal  metal  block  with  internal  screw 
  thread  to  be  fitted  onto  a  bolt 
  4:  half  the  width  of  an  em  [syn:  {en}] 
  5:  a  whimsically  eccentric  person  [syn:  {crackpot},  {crank},  {nutcase}, 
  {fruitcake},  {screwball}] 
  6:  one  of  the  two  male  reproductive  glands;  "she  kicked  him  in 
  the  balls  and  got  away"  [syn:  {testis},  {gonad},  {testicle}, 
  {ball},  {ballock},  {bollock},  {egg}] 
  v  :  gather  nuts 




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