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shellproof

[ shel-proof ]
/ ˈʃɛlˌpruf /
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adjective

protected against the explosive effect of shells or bombs.

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Origin of shellproof

First recorded in 1860–65; shell + -proof
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British Dictionary definitions for shellproof

shellproof
/ (ˈʃɛlˌpruːf) /

adjective

designed, intended, or able to resist shellfire
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