[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 Synonyms: carapace, cuticle
[noun] the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
[noun] the exterior covering of a bird's egg Synonyms: egg
[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 Synonyms: racing
[noun] the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case" Synonyms: case, casing
[noun] a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) Synonyms: plate, scale
[noun] the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc
[verb] use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day" Synonyms: 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" Synonyms: beat, beat out, crush, trounce, vanquish
[verb] remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
[verb] remove the husks from; "husk corn" Synonyms: husk