American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Designed or constructed to withstand shellfire.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as bomb-proof.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of resisting bombs or other shells; bombproof.
- adj. able to resist the explosive force of bombs and shells
- shell + -proof (Wiktionary)
“A shellproof flat roof, of perforated plate iron, placed on forged beams, inserted six inches down the cylinder, covers the top.”
“We have to question the judgement of UN officials who allowed children onto a site which wasn't even shellproof, and then failed to stop Hamas from launching mortars from the school grounds.”
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