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  1. shell

    • IPA[ʃɛl]

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    • n.
      the hard protective outer case of a mollusc or crustacean;the thin outer covering of an animal's egg, which is hard and fragile in that of a bird but leathery in that of a reptile.
    • v.
      bombard with shells;score heavily against (an opposing pitcher or team)
    • verb: shell, 3rd person present: shells, gerund or present participle: shelling, past tense: shelled, past participle: shelled

    • noun: shell, plural noun: shells

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    • 1. the hard protective outer case of a mollusc or crustacean cowrie shells the technique of carving shell 同義詞 carapace, outside, exterior, armour
    • the thin outer covering of an animal's egg, which is hard and fragile in that of a bird but leathery in that of a reptile.
    • the outer case of a nut kernel or seed peanuts roasted in their shells 同義詞 pod, casing, case, husk, hull, ... 更多
    • the carapace of a tortoise, turtle, or terrapin.
    • the wing cases of a beetle.
    • the integument of an insect pupa or chrysalis.
    • used with reference to a state of shyness or introversion she'll soon come out of her shell with the right encouragement
    • 2. an explosive artillery projectile or bomb the sound of the shell passing over, followed by the explosion shell holes 同義詞 projectile, bomb, grenade, bullet, cartridge, ... 更多
    • a hollow metal or paper case used as a container for fireworks, explosives, or cartridges.
    • North American a cartridge.
    • 3. something resembling or likened to a shell because of its shape or its function as an outer case pasta shells baked pastry shells filled with cheese
    • the walls of an unfinished or gutted building or other structure the hotel was a shell, the roof having collapsed completely
    • an outer form without substance he was a shell of the man he had been previously
    • 4. the metal framework of a vehicle body. 同義詞 framework, frame, chassis, skeleton, basic structure, ... 更多
    • 5. a light racing boat.
    • 6. an inner or roughly made coffin.
    • 7. the hand guard of a sword.
    • 8. each of a set of orbitals around the nucleus of an atom, occupied or able to be occupied by electrons of similar energies in a multi-electron atom, the lowest energy shells fill up first an electron descending from one shell to a lower one emits an X-ray
    • 9. short for shell program

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