Definition of Blank shell

1. Noun. A cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet.

Exact synonyms: Blank, Dummy
Generic synonyms: Cartridge



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blank Shell

blandnesses
blands
blank
blank canvas
blank canvases
blank check
blank check company
blank checks
blank cheque
blank cheques
blank end
blank ends
blank out
blank shell (current term)
blank space
blank verse
blankable
blanked
blanker
blankest
blanket
blanket(a)
blanket-stitch
blanket flower
blanket insulation
blanket jam
blanket lien
blanket liens

Literary usage of Blank shell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1888)
"“ The penetration produced, it is seen, is less than that due to a blank shell. As the target weighed only 120 tons and was totally unsupported against a ..."

2. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"... rifle fire and finally point-blank shell fire, is told by Dr. Robert Davis, recently arrived in the United States to lecture at the Officers' Training ..."

3. Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine: A Monthly Journal Devoted to All (1887)
"At the same distance a blank shell penetrated 2'5 inches, and a shell charged with 80 Ibs. of dynamite, exploded on zz 2 ..."

4. State Laws and Ordinances on Firearms by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"By blank capsule, blank shell or blank cartridge shall be understood any hollow unit, cylindrical or cubic ¡n form, not provided with a missile, ..."

5. The Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia by Kellogg Durland (1908)
"... manifesto was a silly blunder, and no more effective than a blank shell. It showed that eminent academicians, brilliant writers, and earnest patriots do ..."

6. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1888)
"“ The penetration produced, it is seen, is less than that due to a blank shell. As the target weighed only 120 tons and was totally unsupported against a ..."

7. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"... rifle fire and finally point-blank shell fire, is told by Dr. Robert Davis, recently arrived in the United States to lecture at the Officers' Training ..."

8. Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine: A Monthly Journal Devoted to All (1887)
"At the same distance a blank shell penetrated 2'5 inches, and a shell charged with 80 Ibs. of dynamite, exploded on zz 2 ..."

9. State Laws and Ordinances on Firearms by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"By blank capsule, blank shell or blank cartridge shall be understood any hollow unit, cylindrical or cubic ¡n form, not provided with a missile, ..."

10. The Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia by Kellogg Durland (1908)
"... manifesto was a silly blunder, and no more effective than a blank shell. It showed that eminent academicians, brilliant writers, and earnest patriots do ..."

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