a lump of something, as of precious metal.
a lump of native gold.
anything of great value, significance, or the like: nuggets of wisdom.
a bite-size piece of chicken, fish, etc., usually batter-fried.
Welding. (in a spot-weld) the metal fused.
a powerful, heavy animal.
a strong, thickset man.
- nug·get·y, adjective
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How to use nugget in a sentence
But whether these gussied-up chicken nuggets helps boost sales, foot traffic or market share is almost beside the point.Domino’s Fried-Chicken Pizza Means We’ve Hit Peak Food Trolling | Daniel Gross | April 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These two speeches swiping at Cheney are unlikely to be the only colorful nuggets unearthed.
Jason Collins and the Brooklyn Nets play in Portland on Wednesday and then fly to Denver to face the Nuggets on Thursday night.Lobbyist Has An Indecent Proposal for Gays in the NFL | Ben Jacobs | February 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I snuck into the room without anybody seeing me, and I ate the chicken nuggets.Can Vegetarians Eat In-Vitro Meat? The Debate Rages. | Nico Hines | August 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We talked to entomologist Louis Sorkin about the best ways to prepare the little protein nuggets.
Roly was delighted to see two little yellow nuggets appear, besides many small flakes and grains.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
Among the little gold nuggets were discovered two larger ones of pure native copper.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
I wish we had sent those nuggets off with the others this morning.The Three Partners | Bret Harte
In some places the lead is found in small nuggets entirely pure.Guatemala, the country of the future | Charles M. Pepper
The miners used to throw a shower of money or nuggets at the feet of such little favorites as we throw flowers now.Stories of California | Ella M. Sexton
British Dictionary definitions for nugget (1 of 2)
a small piece or lump, esp of gold in its natural state
something small but valuable or excellent
British Dictionary definitions for Nugget (2 of 2)
trademark shoe polish
(tr; sometimes not capital) informal to shine (shoes)
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