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  Definition of shell
  1. hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
  2. the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc
  3. a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
  4. ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  5. the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"
  6. a very light narrow racing boat
  7. a rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"
  8. the exterior covering of a bird''s egg
  9. the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
  10. the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
  11. remove the husks from; "husk corn"
  12. remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
  13. 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"
  14. use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"
  15. look for and collect shells by the seashore
  16. hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
  17. fall out of the pod or husk; "The corn shelled"
Similar Words: carapace, cuticle, plate, scale, case, casing, racing shell, eggshell, husk, beat, beat out, crush, trounce, vanquish, blast

 

Hyponyms: cuticula, scallop shell, oyster shell, phragmocone, phragmacone, seashell, clamshell, armor plate, armour plate, armor plating, plate armor, plate armour, horseshoe, shoe, shell plating, artillery shell, shotgun shell, shrapnel, tank shell, whizbang, whizzbang, boot, gearbox, gear case, jacket, racing skiff, single shell, scull, nutshell, mother-of-pearl, nacre, pod, outpoint, outscore, walk over, eliminate, worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up, whomp, spread-eagle, spreadeagle, rout, get the jump, cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey, surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform, outflank, trump, best, scoop, outfight, overpower, overmaster, overwhelm, checkmate, mate, immobilize, immobilise, outplay, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick, crump

 

Grouped Verbs: outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent

 

Entailments: win

 

Substance Meronyms: carapace, cuticle

 

Part Meronyms: mollusk, mollusc, shellfish, arthropod, turtle, grandfather clock, longcase clock, egg, eggs

 

Derivational Morphology: blast, encase, incase, case, husk, chaff, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble, denudation, stripping, uncovering, baring, husking, sheller, conqueror, vanquisher, thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping, beating, barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling, blaster, chargeman

 

 
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