Shellfire is the firing of large military guns.

The radio said other parts of the capital also came under shellfire.

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  • shellfire — [shel′fīr΄] n. the firing of large shells …   English World dictionary

  • shellfire — also noun (U) the firing of large guns at a place: come under shellfire (=have these guns fired at you): The city came under heavy shellfire …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shellfire — noun Artillery bombardment. We were pinned down by shellfire. If the artillery hadnt run out of shells to shoot at us we would have been wiped out …   Wiktionary

  • shellfire — shell|fire [ˈʃelfaıə US faır] n [U] an explosion caused by shells being fired from large guns ▪ a hospital badly damaged by shellfire …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shellfire — /shel fuyeur /, n. Mil. the firing of explosive shells or projectiles. [1855 60; SHELL + FIRE] * * * …   Universalium

  • shellfire — Synonyms 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… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shellfire — shell|fire [ ʃel,faır ] noun uncount attacks by soldiers who are firing SHELLS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shellfire — n. artillery fire, firing of large caliber explosives …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shellfire — noun bombardment by shells …   English new terms dictionary

  • shellfire — UK [ˈʃelˌfaɪə(r)] / US [ˈʃelˌfaɪr] noun [uncountable] attacks by soldiers who are firing shells …   English dictionary

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