[ shel-er ]

  1. a person, device, machine, etc., that shells something, as peas or clams.

  2. a person who collects seashells.

Origin of sheller

First recorded in 1685–95; shell + -er1

Words Nearby sheller Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sheller in a sentence

  • As Wu traveled to rural areas trying to sell her maize sheller and became fluent in Swahili, she learned that solar-powered products were in high demand in these communities.

  • He received commissions of every character, from the purchase of a corn sheller to the matching of a blue ribbon.

    David Dunne | Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • In fact, he was fairly famous in his county as the inventor of a hemp-brake, a clover-sheller, a bellows and threshing machine.

    The Romance of the Reaper | Herbert Newton Casson
  • I remember one of his complaints was in regard to a pea-sheller which he had seen at work in one of our monster hotels.

  • He was a man of powerful body and unusual endurance; the sort of man you could attach to a corn-sheller as you would an engine.

    O Pioneers! | Willa Cather