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Definition of Shell

  • A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal.
  • The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a hazelnut shell.
  • A pod.
  • The hard covering of an egg.
  • The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like.
  • Hence, by extension, any mollusks having such a covering.
  • A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuse or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See Bomb.
  • The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breechloading small arms.
  • Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house.
  • A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one.
  • An instrument of music, as a lyre, -- the first lyre having been made, it is said, by drawing strings over a tortoise shell.
  • An engraved copper roller used in print works.
  • The husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate, cocoa, etc.
  • The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.
  • A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper; as, a racing shell.
  • Something similar in form or action to an ordnance shell;
  • A case or cartridge containing a charge of explosive material, which bursts after having been thrown high into the air. It is often elevated through the agency of a larger firework in which it is contained.
  • A torpedo.
  • A concave rough cast-iron tool in which a convex lens is ground to shape.
  • A gouge bit or shell bit.
  • To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters.
  • To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.
  • To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town.
  • To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.
  • To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk; as, nuts shell in falling.
  • To be disengaged from the ear or husk; as, wheat or rye shells in reaping.
  • hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
  • the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
  • a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
  • ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • the housing or outer covering of something
  • a very light narrow racing boat
  • a rigid covering that envelops an object
  • the exterior covering of a bird's egg
  • the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
  • the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
  • remove the husks from
  • remove from its shell or outer covering
  • come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
  • use explosives on
  • look for and collect shells by the seashore
  • hit the pitches of hard and regularly
  • fall out of the pod or husk
  • create by using explosives

How to use shell in a sentence. Shell pronunciation.

Isn't the house of the snail as much to him as the turtle's shell to the turtle?
At his feet lay the great mosque, and the citadel, whose guns controlled the city, could pour into it a lava stream of shot and shell.
She brings more _Wicked Wretches_ to Repentance than many a good _Preacher_; for, let 'em be as stubborn as they will, yet she'll leave them such a _Twinging Remembrance_ in their _Joynts_, that their very _Bones_ shall ake, but she'll make them repent that e'er they had to do with her.
And to some Notorious Wretches, she'll fix such a visible _Mark_ in their _Faces_, as shall make 'em the Derision and the Loathing of all People; and so bring 'em to Repentance _with a Pox to 'em_.
Then if he have brought her store of Yellow Boys, she's very well pleas'd with him; but if his Money happen to be short, then she'll be out of humour; 'Tis a sign how you love me, indeed, to stay away so long and then bring me nothing!
She's waiting at the station till I go back; then she'll come and see you.
Cissy Will be furious: she'll come back from Margate just to keep up her father's anger against me.
I might as well, in any case; she'll never look at me again.
The Russian novelist stood in the midst of the flying shells, and how little did any one then realise that his own escape from death was an event of far greater importance to the world than the outcome of the war!
The fear of the young officer, as he exchanges the enthusiastic departure from Petersburg for the grim reality of the bastions; the fear of the still sound and healthy man as he enters the improvised hospitals; the fear as the men watch the point of approaching light that means a shell; the fear of the men lying on the ground, waiting with closed eyes for the shell to burst.
She thinks herself too good for the life she leads here, and yet I don't believe she'll ever find a place among people of a higher class.
One thing I know, that she'll never meet with any one who will make her so good a husband as he would.
I suppose she'll have something to tell you, to-night or to-morrow.
She'll have time to think about it.
But I shall never ask her to come and see me again, and I don't think she'll want to.
I've got to take him to Paddington, and he must be tired of his shell by now.
The first Spanish shell exploded about twenty feet above the surface of the ground, and about twenty yards in rear of the crest of the hill.
Again a hurtling sound rent the air; again there was the fierce crack of a Spanish shell in our immediate vicinity, and, on looking around to see where this shell struck, it was observed that it had burst over the Gatling battery.
A fragment of the shell had struck Priv.
A third shell whistled over the hill.

Examples of Shell

Example #1
Then he would buy my Colisyum, and I wouldn't sell it for all his puffball lordship might offer.
Example #2
Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.
Example #3
The Nile wound its way through the green plains, stretching as far to the north as eye could see between the opal and mauve and gold of the Libyan Hills.
Example #4
From the Mokattam Hills, where he read Faith's letter again, his back against one of the forts which Napoleon had built in his Egyptian days, he scanned the distance.
Example #5
And to some Notorious Wretches, she'll fix such a visible _Mark_ in their _Faces_, as shall make 'em the Derision and the Loathing of all People; and so bring 'em to Repentance _with a Pox to 'em_.
Example #6
Her Charity is very great, for she Entertains all Comers, and not only finds 'em _Beds_, but _Bed-fellows_ too, of that Sex which shall be most agreeable to them; Which is a Conveniency a man may go to twenty _Honest-Houses_ and not Meet with.