- a powerful, heavy animal.
- a strong, thickset man.
Examples from the Web for nuggets
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|DAILY BEAST
Gordon and Trainor do pay their way with nuggets of discovery; but their most valuable contribution is perspective.‘The Endgame’ Is A Well Researched, Highly Critical Look at U.S. Policy in Iraq|John Barry|September 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We did run out of some things, like nuggets, strips, lemonade, and waffle fries.
Poker was played for fantastic pots; piles of nuggets and dust that could easily ransom a king.
The international discovery hunt has turned up other nuggets.
Gathering up the nuggets he had found, Dave placed them in his pocket to show to the others, and then started to leave the place.Dave Porter in the Gold Fields|Edward Stratemeyer
Just make a pile of my nuggets close to my pillow here, with the big one on the top.Philosopher Jack|R.M. Ballantyne
As the search for nuggets and gold-dust became less fruitful, many of the men turned homeward, some enriched and some—alas!Stories of Later American History|Wilbur F. Gordy
In a short time they had picked up eleven nuggets, of good size.Two Boy Gold Miners|Frank V. Webster
I have robbed my poor faithful servant, Jacob Poole, of his nuggets, which he got by his own hard labour.Frank Oldfield|T.P. Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for nuggets (1 of 2)
Word Origin for nugget
British Dictionary definitions for nuggets (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for nuggets
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.