shell

phonetic symbol: / ʃél / 

shell - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
carapace , cuticle , shield

[ noun ]
■ the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

[ noun ]
■ a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
plate , scale

[ noun ]
■ ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile
■ fired from a large gun

[ noun ]
■ the housing or outer covering of something
case , casing

[ noun ]
■ a very light narrow racing boat
racing shell

[ noun ]
■ a rigid covering that envelops an object
e.g.)
・the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice

[ noun ]
■ the exterior covering of a bird's egg
eggshell

[ noun ]
■ the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

[ noun ]
■ the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

[ verb ]
■ remove the husks from
husk

[ verb ]
■ remove from its shell or outer covering
e.g.)
・shell the legumes
・shell mussels

[ verb ]
■ come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
beat , beat out , crush , trounce , vanquish

[ verb ]
■ use explosives on
e.g.)
・The enemy has been shelling us all day
blast

[ verb ]
■ look for and collect shells by the seashore

[ verb ]
■ hit the pitches of hard and regularly
e.g.)
・He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning

[ verb ]
■ fall out of the pod or husk
e.g.)
・The corn shelled

[ verb ]
■ create by using explosives
blast

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