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shell

 (shĕl)
n.
1.
a. The usually hard outer covering that encases certain organisms, such as insects, turtles, and most mollusks.
b. A similar outer covering on a nut or seed.
c. A similar outer covering on certain eggs, such as those of birds and reptiles; an eggshell.
d. The material that constitutes such a covering.
2. Something resembling or having the form of a shell, especially:
a. An external, usually hard, protective or enclosing case or cover.
b. A framework or exterior, as of a building.
c. A thin layer of pastry.
d. The external part of the ear.
3. Nautical
a. The hull of a ship.
b. A light, long, narrow racing boat propelled by rowers.
4. A small glass for beer.
5.
a. An artillery projectile containing an explosive charge.
b. A metal or cardboard case containing the charge and primer for a piece of firearms ammunition, especially one also containing shot and fired from a shotgun.
6. An attitude or a manner adopted to mask one's true feelings or to protect one from perceived or real danger: Embarrassed, she withdrew into a shell.
7. Physics
a. A set of electron orbitals having nearly the same energy and sharing the same first quantum number.
b. Any of the stable states of other particles or collections of particles (such as the nucleons in an atomic nucleus) at a given energy or small range of energies.
8.
a. A usually sleeveless and collarless, typically knit blouse.
b. A thin, usually waterproof or windproof outer garment for the upper body.
9. Computers A program that works with the operating system as a command processor, used to enter commands and initiate their execution.
10. A company or corporation created by a second company or corporation for the purposes of facilitating a particular transaction, especially one that is intended to be concealed.
v. shelled, shell·ing, shells
v.tr.
1.
a. To remove the shell of; shuck: shell oysters.
b. To remove from a shell: shell peas.
2. To separate the kernels of (corn) from the cob.
3. To fire shells at; bombard.
4.
a. To defeat decisively.
b. Baseball To hit the pitches of (a pitcher) hard and with regularity: shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning.
v.intr.
1. To shed or become free of a shell.
2. To look for or collect shells, as on a seashore: spent the day shelling on Cape Cod.
Phrasal Verb:
shell out Informal
To hand over; pay: had to shell out $500 in car repairs.

[Middle English, from Old English scell; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

shell adj.
shell′er n.

shelling

(ˈʃɛlɪŋ)
n
(Military) military the act of bombing a place with artillery shells
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shelling - the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific targetshelling - the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
Translations

shelling

[ˈʃelɪŋ] Nbombardeo m

shelling

[ˈʃɛlɪŋ] n (MILITARY) (= bombing) → tirs mpl d'obusshell program n (COMPUTING)programme m shell, interpréteur m de commandesshell shock shell-shock [ˈʃɛlʃɒk] npsychose f traumatique (du soldat)shell-shocked shell shocked [ˈʃɛlʃɒkt] adj
[soldier, war veteran] → atteint(e) de psychose traumatique
(= stunned) → sous le chocshell suit nsurvêtement m (en nylon satiné, servant de tenue décontractée)

shelling

nGranatfeuer nt (→ of auf +acc)

shelling

[ˈʃɛlɪŋ] nbombardamento
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Despite his three-score years, he had never experienced a village shelling.
Due to the weaker green strength of the water-based shell system compared with its predecessor, a number of minor wax assembly and shelling method changes have been necessary to enable all the blade geometries made at the foundry to be manufactured successfully.
The city's once-famous International Summer Festival opened earlier this month for its first full run since the shelling stopped.