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    shell - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shell

    Definition
    (noun) ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun Definition
    (noun) the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals Definition
    (noun) hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
    Synonyms : carapace , cuticle , shield
    Definition
    (noun) the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts Definition
    (noun) the exterior covering of a bird's egg
    Synonyms : eggshell
    Definition
    (noun) a rigid covering that envelops an object
    Example Sentence
    • the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice
    Definition
    (noun) a very light narrow racing boat
    Synonyms : racing shell
    Definition
    (noun) the housing or outer covering of something
    Synonyms : case , casing
    Example Sentence
    • the clock has a walnut case
    Definition
    (noun) a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
    Synonyms : plate , scale
    Definition
    (noun) the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod Definition
    (verb) use explosives on
    Synonyms : blast
    Example Sentence
    • The enemy has been shelling us all day
    Definition
    (verb) create by using explosives
    Synonyms : blast
    Example Sentence
    • blast a passage through the mountain
    Definition
    (verb) fall out of the pod or husk
    Example Sentence
    • The corn shelled
    Definition
    (verb) hit the pitches of hard and regularly
    Example Sentence
    • He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning
    Definition
    (verb) look for and collect shells by the seashore Definition
    (verb) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
    Synonyms : beat , beat out , crush , trounce , vanquish
    Example Sentence
    • Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship
    • We beat the competition
    • Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game
    Definition
    (verb) remove from its shell or outer covering
    Example Sentence
    • shell the legumes
    • shell mussels
    Definition
    (verb) remove the husks from
    Synonyms : husk
    Example Sentence
    • husk corn
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