shellfire

[ shel-fahyuh r ]
/ ˈʃɛlˌfaɪər /

noun Military.

the firing of explosive shells or projectiles.

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Origin of shellfire

First recorded in 1855–60; shell + fire
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British Dictionary definitions for shellfire

shellfire
/ (ˈʃɛlˌfaɪə) /

noun

the firing of artillery shells
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