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shellfire
American English: /ˈʃɛlˌfaɪ(ə)r/
British English: /ˈʃɛlfʌɪə/

Translation of shellfire in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • fuego (masculine) de artillería
    they came under shellfire
    los empezaron a bombardear
    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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