Definitions for shell

Definitions for (noun) shell

Main entry: carapace, shell, shield, cuticle

Definition: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

Main entry: shell

Definition: the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

Main entry: plate, scale, shell

Definition: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

Main entry: shell

Definition: ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun

Main entry: shell, case, casing

Definition: the housing or outer covering of something

Usage: the clock has a walnut case

Main entry: shell, racing shell

Definition: a very light narrow racing boat

Main entry: shell

Definition: a rigid covering that envelops an object

Usage: the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice

Main entry: shell, eggshell

Definition: the exterior covering of a bird's egg

Main entry: shell

Definition: the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

Main entry: shell

Definition: the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

Definitions for (verb) shell

Main entry: shell, husk

Definition: remove the husks from

Usage: husk corn

Main entry: shell

Definition: remove from its shell or outer covering

Usage: shell the legumes; shell mussels

Main entry: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out

Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Main entry: shell, blast

Definition: use explosives on

Usage: The enemy has been shelling us all day

Main entry: shell

Definition: look for and collect shells by the seashore

Main entry: shell

Definition: hit the pitches of hard and regularly

Usage: He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning

Main entry: shell

Definition: fall out of the pod or husk

Usage: The corn shelled

Main entry: blast, shell

Definition: create by using explosives

Usage: blast a passage through the mountain

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