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star shell

noun
1.
a shell that bursts in the air and produces a bright light to illuminate enemy positions.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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star shell

noun
1.
an artillery shell containing a flare or other illuminant: often containing a parachute to prolong the descent of the illuminating material
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