Definition of Shellfire

1. Noun. Shooting artillery shells.

Generic synonyms: Shooting, Shot



Definition of Shellfire

1. Noun. Artillery bombardment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shellfire

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellfire

shellacks
shellacs
shellapple
shellback
shellbacks
shellbark
shellbark hickory
shellbarks
shellcode
shellcodes
shellcracker
shellcrackers
shelled
sheller
shellers
shellfire (current term)
shellfires
shellfish
shellfisheries
shellfisherman
shellfishermen
shellfishery
shellfishes
shellflower
shellful
shellfuls
shellier
shelliest
shelliness
shelling

Literary usage of Shellfire

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

1. The New York Times Current History (1919)
"Despite this hell of shellfire our troops made their way over the crest running southeast ... I give this instance to depict the violence of the shellfire. ..."

2. German Submarine Warfare: A Study of Its Methods and Spirit, Including the by Wesley Frost (1918)
"Of course instances did occur in which shellfire did succeed in sinking ships; ... Therefore, in my opinion, it may be stated definitely that shellfire from ..."

3. New York Times Current History (1919)
"Despite this hell of shellfire our troops made their way over the crest running southeast of Grand Carré Farm and filtered into ravines beyond, ..."

4. New York Times Current History (1918)
"Then Montdidier became too hot under the increasing shellfire and the workers were forced to split, some going to Amiens and others to Beauvais, ..."

5. Weapons Transfers and Violations of the Laws of War in Turkey by James Ron (1995)
"Eighteen of the village's homes had been hit by shellfire, including the house owned by ... A total of eighteen homes were destroyed by shellfire, while the ..."

6. "With the Help of God and a Few Marines," by Albertus Wright Catlin, Walter Alden Dyer (1919)
"... of his platoon he was continually exposed to the enemy shellfire and machine ... through an open country through shellfire, noticed several wounded men ..."

7. "With the Help of God and a Few Marines," by Albertus Wright Catlin, Walter Alden Dyer (1919)
"As Acting Gunnery Sergeant of his platoon he was continually exposed to the enemy shellfire and machine guns, while walking up and down his platoon trenches ..."

8. "With the Help of God and a Few Marines," by Albertus Wright Catlin, Walter Alden Dyer (1919)
"... 18th Company, 5th Marines: Although himself wounded, he assisted in rescuing others, more severely wounded near him, doing so under a violent shellfire. ..."

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