Noun: shelling she-ling
Verb: shell shel
- 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
- Use explosives on
"The enemy has been shelling us all day";
- Create by using explosives
"shell a passage through the mountain";
- Fall out of the pod or husk
"The corn shelled"
- Hit the pitches of hard and regularly
"He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
- Look for and collect shells by the seashore
- Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
- beat, beat out, crush, trounce, vanquish
- Remove from its shell or outer covering
"shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
- Remove the husks from
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