Pronunciation: (nug'it),[key] —n. 1. a lump of something, as of precious metal.
2. a lump of native gold.
3. anything of great value, significance, or the like: nuggets of wisdom. 4. a bite-size piece of chicken, fish, etc., usually batter-fried.
5. Welding.(in a spot-weld) the metal fused.
6. Australian. a. a powerful, heavy animal.
b. a strong, thickset man.