Definitions For Shelling


  • The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
  • 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


  • 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 Shelling a Scrabble Word?

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

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Words with Friends

The word Shelling is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Shelling 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 Shelling

Antonyms for Shelling

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