AskDefine | Define shellfire

Dictionary Definition

shellfire n : shooting artillery shells

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  1. Artillery bombardment.
    We were pinned down by shellfire. If the artillery hadn't run out of shells to shoot at us we would have been wiped out.

See also

  • shell (military weapon sense)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

antiaircraft fire, cross fire, curtain fire, direct fire, dry fire, file fire, fire, fire of demolition, firepower, fireworks, firing, flack, flak, ground fire, gunfight, gunfire, gunplay, high-angle fire, horizontal fire, interdiction fire, machine-gun fire, mortar fire, musketry, percussion fire, pistol fire, raking fire, rapid fire, ricochet fire, rifle fire, shoot-out, shooting, time fire, vertical fire, zone fire
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