from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Designed or constructed to withstand shellfire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resistant to shelling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of resisting bombs or other shells; bombproof.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as bomb-proof.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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.

    The American Iron-Clad Vessels

  • 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.

    Spectator Live

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