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shell

 
Noun shell has 10 senses
  1. shell - ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
    --1 is a kind of
    ammunition, ammo
    --1 has particulars:
     artillery shell; shotgun shell; shrapnel; tank shell; whizbang, whizzbang
    Derived form: verb shell1
  2. shell - the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
    --2 is a kind of
    animal material
    --2 is a substance of carapace, shell, cuticle
    --2 has particulars: mother-of-pearl, nacre
    Derived form: verb shell4
  3. carapace, shell, cuticle - hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
    --3 is a kind of exoskeleton
    --3 is a part of mollusk, mollusc, shellfish; arthropod; turtle
    --3 has substances: shell
    --3 has particulars: cuticula
  4. shell - the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
    --4 is a kind of
    hull
    --4 has particulars: nutshell
    Derived forms: verb shell7, verb shell6, verb shell2
  5. shell, eggshell - the exterior covering of a bird's egg
    --5 is a kind of covering, natural covering, cover
    --5 is a part of egg, eggs
  6. shell - a rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"
    --6 is a kind of
    covering, natural covering, cover
  7. shell, racing shell - a very light narrow racing boat
    --7 is a kind of racing boat
    --7 has parts: sliding seat
    --7 has particulars: racing skiff, single shell; scull
  8. shell, case, casing - the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"
    --8 is a kind of housing
    --8 is a part of grandfather clock, longcase clock
    --8 has particulars: boot; gearbox, gear case; jacket
  9. plate, scale, shell - a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
    --9 is a kind of shield
    --9 has particulars:
     armor plate, armour plate, armor plating, plate armor, plate armour; horseshoe, shoe; shell plating
  10. shell - the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc
    --10 is a kind of
    covering, natural covering, cover
    --10 has particulars:
     scallop shell; oyster shell; phragmocone, phragmacone; seashell; clamshell
    Derived forms: verb shell6, verb shell4
Verb shell has 7 senses
  1. blast, shell - use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"
    --1 is one way to bombard, bomb
    Derived forms: noun shell1, noun shelling1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. shell - fall out of the pod or husk; "The corn shelled"
    --2 is one way to
    emerge
    Derived form: noun shell4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. shell - hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
    --3 is one way to
    hit
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. shell - look for and collect shells by the seashore
    --4 is one way to
    gather
    Derived forms: noun shell10, noun shell2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  5. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish - 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"
    --5 is one way to get the better of, overcome, defeat
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  6. shell - remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
    --6 is one way to
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Derived forms: noun shell10, noun shell4, noun sheller1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. husk, shell - remove the husks from; "husk corn"
    --7 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Derived form: noun shell4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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