Shell-less
Shell-less \Shell"-less\, a. Having no shell. --J. Burroughs. [1913 Webster]

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  • shell-less — shell ► NOUN 1) the hard protective outer case of an animal such as a snail, shellfish, or turtle. 2) the outer covering of an egg, nut kernel, or seed. 3) an explosive artillery projectile or bomb. 4) a hollow metal or paper case used as a… …   English terms dictionary

  • shell-less — adjective a) Lacking a shell. b) Unprotected, vulnerable …   Wiktionary

  • shell-less — adjective of animals or fruits that have no shell • Syn: ↑unshelled • Ant: ↑shelled (for: ↑unshelled) …   Useful english dictionary

  • shell — less, adj. shell like, adj. /shel/, n. 1. a hard outer covering of an animal, as the hard case of a mollusk, or either half of the case of a bivalve mollusk. 2. any of various objects resembling such a covering, as in shape or in being more or… …   Universalium

  • shell — ► NOUN 1) the hard protective outer case of an animal such as a snail, shellfish, or turtle. 2) the outer covering of an egg, nut kernel, or seed. 3) an explosive artillery projectile or bomb. 4) a hollow metal or paper case used as a container… …   English terms dictionary

  • shell-like — shell ► NOUN 1) the hard protective outer case of an animal such as a snail, shellfish, or turtle. 2) the outer covering of an egg, nut kernel, or seed. 3) an explosive artillery projectile or bomb. 4) a hollow metal or paper case used as a… …   English terms dictionary

  • shell — n. & v. n. 1 a the hard outer case of many marine molluscs (cockle shell). b the esp. hard but fragile outer covering of a bird s, reptile s, etc. egg. c the usu. hard outer case of a nut kernel, seed, etc. d the carapace of a tortoise, turtle,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shell — noun 1》 the hard protective outer case of a mollusc or crustacean.     ↘the thin outer covering of a bird s or reptile s egg.     ↘the outer case of a nut kernel or seed.     ↘the carapace of a tortoise, turtle, or terrapin.     ↘the wing cases… …   English new terms dictionary

  • shell — [[t]ʃɛl[/t]] n. 1) zool. a hard outer covering of an animal, as of a clam, snail, lobster, or turtle 2) zool. the material constituting any of various coverings of this kind 3) zool. the hard exterior of an egg 4) bot the usu. hard outer covering …   From formal English to slang

  • Shell plating — is the outer most structure on the hull of a steel or aluminum ship or boat. It is the structural element that renders the hull watertight. Strakes A strake is the name given to each line of planking in a wooden vessel. [Kemp, The Oxford… …   Wikipedia

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