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Another word for shell

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Noun
  1. A shell-like cover or structure

      1. A trimming like a dickey, worn on the front of a woman's dress
      2. The front panel of the tunic of a uniform, usually of a different color than the rest.
      3. A metal breastplate worn under a coat of mail
      1. (Zoology) A hard bony or chitinous outer covering, such as the fused dorsal plates of a turtle or the portion of the exoskeleton covering the head and thorax of a crustacean.
      2. In figurative use
      3. A hard protective covering of bone or chitin, especially one which covers the dorsal portion of an animal.
      1. The hard, brittle outer covering of an egg of a reptile, bird, or monotreme
      2. A kind of paint that dries to a finish having very little shine.
      3. The thin, often brittle exterior covering of the egg of a bird or reptile.
      1. (Botany) The outermost layer or layers of an ovule.
      2. The membrane, capsule, skin, or other covering of any body or part.
      3. A natural outer covering of the body or of a plant, including skin, shell, hide, husk, or rind
      1. (Zool., Anat.) Any sheath or sac enclosing an organ or a whole organism, as the covering of an insect pupa
      2. A case, covering, or sheath, such as the covering of the pollen sacs of an anther or the thick cell wall of certain dinoflagellates.
      3. (Bot.) A spore case, sac, or capsule
      1. (Zool.) A hard covering, as a shell, plate, scale, or elytron
      2. A broken piece or fragment, as of pottery or glass.
      3. (Zoology) A tough scale or covering, such as the elytron of a beetle.
      1. A system of grouping or classifying in a series of steps or degrees according to a standard of relative size, amount, rank, etc.
      2. A small, thin, often flattened plant structure, such as one of the modified leaves that cover a tree bud or one of the structures that contain the reproductive organs on the cones of a conifer.
      3. A system of ordered marks at fixed intervals used as a reference standard in measurement:
      1. (Botany) The wall of a ripened ovary; fruit wall.
      2. (Bot.) The wall of a ripened ovary, sometimes consisting of three distinct layers, the endocarp, mesocarp, and exocarp
      1. A protective cover or covering part
      2. A container; a receptacle:
      3. An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category:
      1. A small group of animals, esp. of seals or whales
      2. A dry fruit or seed vessel developed from a single carpel enclosing one or more seeds and usually splitting along two sutures at maturity, as a legume
      3. (Zoology) An egg case of certain insects, especially a locust or other orthopteran.
      1. An indehiscent fruit having a single seed enclosed in a hard shell, such as an acorn or hazelnut.
      2. The dry, one-seeded fruit of any of various trees or shrubs, consisting of a kernel, often edible, in a hard and woody or tough and leathery shell, more or less separable from the seed itself, as the walnut, pecan, chestnut, acorn, etc.
      3. A small block, usually of metal, with a threaded hole through the center, for screwing onto a bolt, screw, etc.
      1. A hard deposit formed by wine on the inside surface of a bottle
      2. The hard outer covering or integument of certain plants and animals, such as lichens and crustaceans.
      3. A piece of bread that has become hard and dry.
      1. The dry, rough, or useless outside covering of anything
      2. The dry outer covering of various fruits or seeds, as of an ear of corn
      3. A shell or outer covering, especially when considered worthless.
  2. An explosive projectile

      1. A small modular unit designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment:
      2. A cylindrical case of cardboard, metal, etc. containing the charge and primer, and usually the projectile, for a firearm
      3. Such a casing fitted with a bullet.
      1. A membranous case, often made of animal intestine, used to contain sausage or other processed meat.
      2. The supporting framework of a pneumatic rubber tire exclusive of an inner tube and tread; carcass
      3. An outer cover:
      1. Anything thrown forward
      2. A fired, thrown, or otherwise propelled object, such as a bullet, having no capacity for self-propulsion.
      3. An object designed to be hurled or shot forward, as a cannon shell or rocket
      1. A usually metal projectile in the shape of a pointed cylinder or a ball that is expelled from a firearm, especially a rifle or handgun.
      2. Such a projectile in a metal casing; a cartridge.
      3. (Loosely) A bullet in its casing; cartridge
    See also:

    weapon

    bullet

  3. A crustaceous covering

      1. An oath or declaration required as proof of one's orthodoxy, loyalty, etc.
      2. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
      3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      1. (Zoology) A hard bony or chitinous outer covering, such as the fused dorsal plates of a turtle or the portion of the exoskeleton covering the head and thorax of a crustacean.
      2. In figurative use
      3. A hard protective covering of bone or chitin, especially one which covers the dorsal portion of an animal.
    See also:

    seashell

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