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shellfire

[shel-fahyuh r] /ˈʃɛlˌfaɪər/
noun, Military
1.
the firing of explosive shells or projectiles.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; shell + fire
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Examples for shellfire
  • Most of the evacuees, taken off the beach aboard small fishing-boats, have been wounded by shellfire.
  • For relief and protection against shellfire, many of the towns people occupied caves dug into the city's plentiful hillsides.
  • It is of interest to note that the road is well down in a ravine and this gave protection from shellfire.
British Dictionary definitions for shellfire

shellfire

/ˈʃɛlˌfaɪə/
noun
1.
the firing of artillery shells
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