verb (used with object)

to remove or liberate from or as from a shell.

Origin of unshell

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + shell
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Examples from the Web for unshell

Historical Examples of unshell

  • If we continue to unshell the kernel, we find, below this mineral layer, a last silken tunic that forms a globe around the brood.