Definition of Nutcracker man in English:

Nutcracker man


  • The nickname of a fossil hominid with massive jaws and molar teeth, especially the original specimen found near Olduvai Gorge in 1959.

    See also Paranthropus
    and See also Australopithecus
    • ‘Many years ago, the magazine had a glossy picture displaying amazing artistic licence of our supposed ancestor, the ‘missing link’ Zinjanthropus boisei or ‘Nutcracker man’, discovered by Louis Leakey.’