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