Definition of Gas shell

1. Noun. (military) bomb consisting of an explosive projectile filled with a toxic gas that is released when the bomb explodes.

Generic synonyms: Bomb
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gas Shell

gas mileage
gas oil
gas oven
gas pedal
gas peritonitis
gas phlegmon
gas plant
gas pressure
gas pump
gas pumps
gas range
gas retinopexy
gas ring
gas scavengers
gas service
gas shell (current term)
gas shift process
gas station
gas stations
gas stove
gas syringe
gas syringes
gas system
gas tank
gas tanks
gas thermometer
gas truck
gas trucks
gas turbine
gas turbines

Literary usage of Gas shell

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1. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1919)
"The great advantage of the gas shell is that it combines the accuracy of fire ... Owing to the ability of gas to move around corners the gas shell can take ..."

2. The Armies of Industry: Our Nation's Manufacture of Munitions for a World in by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"This was to be exchanged for gas shell produced by the French. In late July the French had no more extra shell to be filled with American gas, and this fact ..."

3. Chemical Warfare by Amos Alfred Fries, Clarence Jay West (1921)
"While a great deal of this work had been carried out in Europe, American gas shell were enough different to require that tests be carried out on them. ..."

4. Gas Warfare by Edward Samuel Farrow (1920)
"CHAPTER VI Chemical Artillery Ammunition, Construction of gas shell, Types of American Shell, Smoke Shell, Incendiary Shell and Fuses, Fillings for Gun and ..."

5. How America Went to War: An Account from Official Sources of the Nation's by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"This was to be exchanged for gas shell produced by the French. In late July the French had no more extra shell to be filled with American gas, and this fact ..."

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