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1. shell [ n ] ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun

Used in print:

(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)

He put the shells on the table , as though he could no_longer bear to hold them .

Synonyms shell Related Terms ammunition shrapnel whizbang artillery_shell tank_shell shotgun_shell blast

2. shell [ n ] the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

Used in print:

(The Providence Journal...)

By the end of the third act , the artist is dead but the body lingers on , a shell among other shells .

By the end of the third act , the artist is dead but the body lingers on , a shell among other shells .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

They possessed no outer fortifications , no hard shells of confidence ; they had enough difficulty getting from day to day , let_alone having an awful crime thrust upon them .

Synonyms shell Related Terms animal_material mother-of-pearl carapace cuticle

3. shell [ n ] the hard protective layer covering the body of many invertebrates especially arthropods

Synonyms shell carapace cuticle Related Terms body_covering exoskeleton cuticula mollusk arthropod turtle

4. shell [ n ] hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

Used in print:

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

And the cast shell of a locust , straw colored and transparent , weighing nothing , fragile but entire , with eyes like bubbles and a gaping slit down its back .

Every morning early , in the summer , we searched the trunks of the trees as high as we could reach for the locust shells , carefully detached their hooked claws from the bark where they hung , and stabled them , a weird faery herd , in an angle between the high roots of the tulip_tree , where no grass grew in the dense shade .

Synonyms shell carapace Related Terms exoskeleton cuticula mollusk arthropod turtle

5. shell [ v ] use explosives on
Examples: "The enemy has been shelling us all day"

Synonyms strafe shell blast Related Terms bombard crump blaster

6. shell [ v ] remove the husks from, as of ears of corn

Synonyms shell husk Related Terms remove denudation

7. shell [ n ] the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

Synonyms shell Related Terms hull nutshell husk

8. shell [ n ] a rigid covering that envelops an object
Examples: "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"

Synonyms shell Related Terms covering

9. shell [ v ] fall out of the pod or husk
Examples: "The corn shelled"

Synonyms shell Related Terms emerge

10. shell [ v ] take something out of its shell or pod, such as peas or beans

Synonyms pod shell Related Terms remove pod

11. shell [ n ] the housing or outer covering of something
Examples: "the clock has a walnut case"

Synonyms case casing shell Related Terms housing gearbox boot jacket grandfather_clock

12. shell [ a ] having a shell or containing shell
Examples: "shell marl"

Synonyms shell Related Terms shelled

13. shell [ n ] a very light narrow racing boat

Synonyms racing_shell shell Related Terms racing_boat racing_skiff scull sliding_seat

14. shell [ v ] remove from its shell or outer covering
Examples: "shell the legumes" "shell mussels"

Synonyms shell Related Terms remove

15. shell [ n ] the exterior covering of a bird's egg

Synonyms eggshell shell Related Terms covering egg

16. shell [ v ] come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Examples: "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

Synonyms beat crush beat_out vanquish shell trounce Related Terms overcome bat worst surpass overpower cheat outdo outfight outplay whomp walk_over outpoint spread-eagle eliminate immobilize checkmate get_the_jump outwit beating win

17. shell [ v ] hit the pitches of hard and regularly
Examples: "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"

Synonyms shell Related Terms hit

18. shell [ v ] look for and collect shells by the seashore

Synonyms shell Related Terms gather

19. shell [ n ] a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

Synonyms scale shell plate Related Terms shield horseshoe shell_plating armor_plate

20. Shell [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2399

Synonyms Shell

21. shell [ n ] the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc

Synonyms shell Related Terms covering clamshell seashell oyster_shell phragmocone scallop_shell

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