Definitions For Shell


  • Hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
  • The hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
  • A metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
  • Ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • The housing or outer covering of something
  • A very light narrow racing boat
  • A rigid covering that envelops an object
  • The exterior covering of a bird's egg
  • The hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
  • The material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
  • The hard outer covering of an animal, insect, etc., that protects it
  • The hard outer covering of an egg
  • The hard outer covering of a nut, fruit, or seed


  • Remove the husks from
  • Remove from its shell or outer covering
  • Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
  • Use explosives on
  • Look for and collect shells by the seashore
  • Hit the pitches of hard and regularly
  • Fall out of the pod or husk
  • Create by using explosives
  • To remove the shell or outer covering of (something)
  • To shoot shells at (someone or something) using large guns
  • To score heavily against (a pitcher) in baseball

Is Shell a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Shell is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Shell in a Sentence

  • The shell of a crab
  • We collected shells at the beach.
  • We're going to have stuffed shells for dinner.
  • They shelled the enemy troops.
  • The town was shelled during the battle.

Synonyms for Shell

Antonyms for Shell

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