Share this entry
British English: /ʃɛl/
American English: /ʃɛl/

Translation of shell in French:


  • 1 (Botany, Zoology)
    (of egg, nut, sea creature, snail) coquille (f)
    (of crab, tortoise, shrimp) carapace (f)
    to develop a hard shell [figurative]
    se forger une carapace
  • 5 (Nautical) (boat)
    outrigger (m)

transitive verb


to come out of/go back into one's shell

sortir de/rentrer dans sa coquille

it's as easy as shelling peas

c'est simple comme bonjour

Phrasal verbs

shell out

1 shell out
casquer [informal] (for pour)
2 shell out [something]
débourser (sum) (for pour)
Definition of shell in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources