Definition of shellfire in English:

shellfire

Line breaks: shell|fire
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛlfʌɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Bombardment by shells: their house was destroyed by shellfire
More example sentences
  • For many of the British the battle resembled Mons: determined infantry assaults prepared by heavy shellfire, met with accurate rifle fire.
  • We deal with families living in awful conditions - in old railway trucks, buildings partly destroyed by shellfire and even with street kids who live in sewers.
  • The trenches were constantly being destroyed, either by enemy shellfire, or water damage.

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