shellfire

[ shel-fahyuh r ]
/ ˈʃɛlˌfaɪər /
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noun Military.

the firing of explosive shells or projectiles.

Nearby words

  1. sheller,
  2. shelley,
  3. shelley, mary wollstonecraft,
  4. shelley, percy bysshe,
  5. shelleyan,
  6. shellfish,
  7. shellfishery,
  8. shellflower,
  9. shellproof,
  10. shellwork

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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