Definition of nuthatch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnʌthætʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʌthætʃ//
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a small bird that climbs up and down trees looking for insects and nuts and has a musical call See related entries: Birds Word Origin Middle English: from nut + obsolete hatch (related to hack ‘cut’), from the bird's habit of hacking with the beak at nuts wedged in a crevice.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nuthatch