Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) shell (ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun)
- S: (n) shell (the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals)
- S: (n) carapace, shell, cuticle, shield (hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles)
- S: (n) shell (the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts)
- S: (n) shell, eggshell (the exterior covering of a bird's egg)
- S: (n) shell (a rigid covering that envelops an object) "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"
- S: (n) shell, racing shell (a very light narrow racing boat)
- S: (n) shell, case, casing (the housing or outer covering of something) "the clock has a walnut case"
- S: (n) plate, scale, shell (a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners))
- S: (n) shell (the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod)
- S: (v) blast, shell (use explosives on) "The enemy has been shelling us all day"
- S: (v) blast, shell (create by using explosives) "blast a passage through the mountain"
- S: (v) shell (fall out of the pod or husk) "The corn shelled"
- S: (v) shell (hit the pitches of hard and regularly) "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
- S: (v) shell (look for and collect shells by the seashore)
- S: (v) beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict) "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
- S: (v) shell (remove from its shell or outer covering) "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
- S: (v) husk, shell (remove the husks from) "husk corn"