Definition of Shellproof

1. Adjective. Able to resist the explosive force of bombs and shells. "Bombproof shelter"

Exact synonyms: Bombproof
Similar to: Invulnerable

Definition of Shellproof

1. a. Capable of resisting bombs or other shells; bombproof.

Definition of Shellproof

1. Adjective. Resistant to shelling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shellproof

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellproof

shellfisherman
shellfishermen
shellfishery
shellfishes
shellflower
shellful
shellfuls
shellier
shelliest
shelliness
shelling
shellings
shellless
shelllike
shellpad
shellproof (current term)
shells
shellshock
shellshocked
shellsuit
shellsuited
shellsuits
shellwork
shellworks
shelly
shelta
sheltas
shelter
shelter deck
shelter dog

Literary usage of Shellproof

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

1. The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by John Timbs (1862)
"The deck, as it must be shellproof, is made very heavy. ... The top is covered with a shellproof flat roof, placed 6 inches down the cylinder; ..."

2. The International Military Digest Annual by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1917)
"... trenches lead to shellproof rooms and so-called foxholes, dug deep into the earth and with many angles, so that not a shell can reach them. ..."

3. Notes on Recent Operations by Army War College (U.S.), United States Adjutant-General's Office (1917)
"shellproof dugouts (mined and concreted) have proved of great value. Their occupants, when not overcrowded, have lived through repeated bombardments of long ..."

4. Notes on Recent Operations by Army War College (U.S.), United States Adjutant-General's Office (1917)
"Built-up machine-gun emplacements are soon smashed to pieces unless they are shellproof (against heavy artillery). As a rule, the best course is to provide ..."

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