- a powerful, heavy animal.
- a strong, thickset man.
Examples from the Web for nugget
I always find at least one nugget of information that I can immediately apply to the work I do.The Best Apps for Developing Sherlock Holmes-Like Reading Skills|Ari Meisel|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Wen Wei Po article contains a nugget that tells us why Beijing wanted to get back at the regime in Pyongyang.
Yet inside this shabby story is a nugget of insight screaming to get out.
The same digger at another time related to us how and when he had found his first nugget.A Boy's Voyage Round the World|The Son of Samuel Smiles
When they were found, the victor had the nugget hugged closely to his breast, as if he did not want to part with it even in death.Elam Storm, The Wolfer|Harry Castlemon
Clay was chaffed unmercifully about the calf, and Nugget also came in for a goodly share of ridicule.Canoe Boys and Campfires|William Murray Graydon
Here obviously I did get a nugget of new data, though it was just about the only one.The Night of the Long Knives|Fritz Reuter Leiber
This was the nugget upon which a new family beginning was made.The Romance of a Great Store|Edward Hungerford
British Dictionary definitions for nugget (1 of 2)
Word Origin for nugget
British Dictionary definitions for nugget (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for nugget
1852, "lump of gold," probably from southwestern England dialectal nug "lump," of unknown origin [OED]. Another theory is that it is from a misdivision of an ingot. Transferred sense is from 1859.