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SHELLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shelling mean? 

SHELLING (noun)
  The noun SHELLING has 1 sense:

1. the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

  Familiarity information: SHELLING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHELLING (noun)


Sense 1shelling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

barrage fire; shelling; barrage; bombardment; battery

Context examples:

they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops / the shelling went on for hours without pausing

Hypernyms ("shelling" is a kind of...):

fire; firing (the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy)


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