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Meaning of shell

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing
           containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from
           a large gun
      2: the material that forms the hard outer covering of many
      3: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as
         arthropods and turtles [syn: {carapace}, {shell}, {cuticle},
      4: the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits
         especially nuts
      5: the exterior covering of a bird's egg [syn: {shell},
      6: a rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is
         covered with a smooth shell of ice"
      7: a very light narrow racing boat [syn: {shell}, {racing
      8: the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a
         walnut case" [syn: {shell}, {case}, {casing}]
      9: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield
         attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) [syn:
         {plate}, {scale}, {shell}]
      10: the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a
      v 1: use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"
           [syn: {blast}, {shell}]
      2: create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the
         mountain" [syn: {blast}, {shell}]
      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; "Agassi
         beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the
         competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football
         game" [syn: {beat}, {beat out}, {crush}, {shell}, {trounce},
      7: remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes";
         "shell mussels"
      8: remove the husks from; "husk corn" [syn: {husk}, {shell}]

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