Definition of Shellback

1. Noun. worldly sailor ¹



2. Noun. a sailor who has already crossed the equator ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shellback

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellback

shell stitch
shell suit
shell suits
shellable
shellac
shellac base
shellac varnish
shellac wax
shellack
shellacked
shellacking
shellackings
shellacks
shellacs
shellapple
shellback (current term)
shellbacks
shellbark
shellbark hickory
shellbarks
shellcode
shellcodes
shellcracker
shellcrackers
shelled
sheller
shellers
shellfire
shellfires
shellfish

Literary usage of Shellback

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

1. The English Catalogue of Books by Sampson Low, Publishers' Circular, Sampson Low, Son and Marston (1900)
"6d. NEWNES, Feb. 99 Shelf Classification List of the London Library. Зато. shellback, the, Boyd (Alec J.) 6s Feb. 99 •"è x 8J, PP- 314, Is LONDON LIB., Mar. ..."

2. The Rocks of Cape Colville Peninsula, Auckland, New Zealand by William Johnson Sollas, Alexander McKay (1906)
"... Creek and southward across the productive part of the Thames area of the goldfield. Locality.—Upper part of shellback Creek, Thames district. Formation. ..."

3. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1897)
"Tilling mentioned was ' Miss shellback,' and I repeated it to •my mother, and she—well, I thought at first something had terrified her; but it was the name ..."

4. Why I Am a Socialist by Charles Edward Russell (1910)
"Summers followed the shellback down one street and up another, having no idea where he was going, ... The shellback got a berth on a coastwise steamer. ..."

5. Why I Am a Socialist by Charles Edward Russell (1915)
"Summers followed the shellback down one street and up another, having no idea where he was going, ... The shellback got a berth on a coastwise steamer. ..."

6. South Sea Foam: The Romantic Adventures of a Modern Don Quixote in the by Arnold Safroni-Middleton (1920)
"An old shellback, seeing how things were with us, took us into his confidence, ... When that old shellback stood on the Suva parade, put his finger ..."

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