Definition of shell:

part of speech: verb

To strip or break off the shell; to be freed from the husk; in mil., to fire shells at.

part of speech: noun

The hard or stony covering of some fruits and seeds, and of certain animals, as crabs; a pod or seed- case; the stony covering of a mollusc, as the mussel, the oyster, & c.; the hard outer coat or covering of anything; a husk; in mil., a hollow shot filled with an explosive and destructive compound; a common coffin.

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