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NOUN (1)

1. the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target;
- Example: "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"
- Example: "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"
[syn: barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shell \Shell\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Shelling.] 1. To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters. [1913 Webster] 2. To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk. [1913 Webster] 3. To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town. [1913 Webster] To shell out, to distribute freely; to bring out or pay, as money. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shelling \Shell"ing\, n. Groats; hulled oats. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shelling n 1: the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing" [syn: barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling]