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Noun: shelling  she-ling
  1. The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
    "the shelling went on for hours without pausing";
    - barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment
Verb: shell  shel
  1. Use explosives on
    "The enemy has been shelling us all day";
    - blast
     
  2. Create by using explosives
    "shell a passage through the mountain";
    - blast
     
  3. Fall out of the pod or husk
    "The corn shelled"
     
  4. Hit the pitches of hard and regularly
    "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
     
  5. Look for and collect shells by the seashore
     
  6. Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
    - beat, beat out, crush, trounce, vanquish
     
  7. Remove from its shell or outer covering
    "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
     
  8. Remove the husks from
    "shell corn";
    - husk

Derived forms: shellings

Type of: bomb, bombard, create, defeat, emerge, fire, firing, gather, get the better of, hit, make, overcome, remove, take, take away, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Shelling

Shell, Ecuador