shellfire


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shell·fire

 (shĕl′fīr′)
n.
The shooting or exploding of artillery shells.

shellfire

(ˈʃɛlˌfaɪə)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the firing of artillery shells

shell•fire

(ˈʃɛlˌfaɪər)

n.
1. the firing of explosive shells or projectiles.
2. the explosions from such shells or projectiles.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shellfire - shooting artillery shells
shooting, shot - the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
Translations

shellfire

shell fire, shell-fire [ˈʃɛlfaɪər] ntirs mpl d'obus
to come under shellfire → être soumis(e) à des tirs d'obus

shellfire

[ˈʃɛlˌfaɪəʳ] nbombardamento
References in classic literature ?
At the same time the commander of the artillery of the 1st Corps, General Pernetti, with thirty cannon of Campan's division and all the howitzers of Dessaix's and Friant's divisions, will move forward, open fire, and overwhelm with shellfire the enemy's battery, against which will operate:
Soon after the convoy of militia fighters -- waving Syrian flags and brandishing weapons -- entered Afrin, Syrian state media reported that Turkey had targeted them with shellfire.
Annie Brewer, who braved shellfire at the Somme and Verdun, has been recognised for her heroism with a blue plaque on the wall of her old home.
Houses, apartment blocks and public buildings were flattened by airstrikes or holed by shellfire.
The 22-year-old, who had worked at Crowther Bros in Milnsbridge, won the award for delivering messages while under heavy shellfire.
He took part in the Battle of Aubers Ridge and the Battle of Loos and was repatriated for a few months to recover from shellfire wounds.
As a 19-year-old, Pte Patch, of the 7th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, had advanced through shellfire, mud and the bodies of his fallen comrades towards the German lines.
Since the early hours of Saturday, the Saudi forces have started taking the town under heavy shellfire, virtually barricading the public in their homes.
Thousands of soldiers were killed by artillery and machine gun fire while many were drowned in the mud as heavy rains and shellfire turned this section of the dreaded Ypres Salient into a quagmire.
One of the incidents which roused America was the sinking by shellfire on February 3, 1917, of the British collier SS Eavestone by the German submarine U-45.
One of the incidents which roused America was the sinking by shellfire on February 3 1917, of the British collier SS Eavestone by the German submarine U-45.
Martin, who captained Newport RFC and was capped at outsidehalf for Wales, was awarded the medal in 1918 for persistent gallantry, including carrying in a wounded man under heavy shellfire.