noun Military.
the firing of explosive shells or projectiles.

1855–60; shell + fire Unabridged
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shellfire (ˈʃɛlˌfaɪə)
the firing of artillery shells

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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.
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