Definition of shellfire in English:


Line breaks: shell|fire
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛlfʌɪə


[mass noun]
  • Bombardment by shells: their house was destroyed by shellfire
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    • 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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