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  1. a person, device, machine, etc., that shells something, as peas or clams.
  2. a person who collects seashells.
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Origin of sheller

First recorded in 1685–95; shell + -er1
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Examples from the Web for sheller

Historical Examples

  • Yet he saw the crop, husked, and watched it through the sheller.

    The New Education

    Scott Nearing

  • After the nuts have come from the sheller they may be handled by shovels or by forks with tines close together.

  • Scott had apparently taken Sheller's disclaimer as an innocent evasion; it was an age of literary superscheries.