Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no shell; not testaceous; tunicate: as, the shell-less mollusks (that is, the ascidians). See Nuda .

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having no shell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Lacking a shell.
  • adjective Unprotected, vulnerable.

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

  • adjective of animals or fruits that have no shell

Etymologies

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shell +‎ -less

Examples

  • I'll put my Jalapeno Crabcakes up against yours any day .... even without my dear, departed, shell-less, fleckless NW USA Dungeness.

    From My Cold, Dead Hands

  • I'll put my Jalapeno Crabcakes up against yours any day .... even without my dear, departed, shell-less, fleckless NW USA Dungeness.

    From My Cold, Dead Hands

  • I'll put my Jalapeno Crabcakes up against yours any day .... even without my dear, departed, shell-less, fleckless NW USA Dungeness.

    From My Cold, Dead Hands

  • I'll put my Jalapeno Crabcakes up against yours any day .... even without my dear, departed, shell-less, fleckless NW USA Dungeness.

    From My Cold, Dead Hands

  • I'll put my Jalapeno Crabcakes up against yours any day .... even without my dear, departed, shell-less, fleckless NW USA Dungeness.

    From My Cold, Dead Hands

  • I'll put my Jalapeno Crabcakes up against yours any day .... even without my dear, departed, shell-less, fleckless NW USA Dungeness.

    From My Cold, Dead Hands

  • A new species of dinosaur, an ancient eel and a shell-less marine snail all added to our growing knowledge of the animal kingdom.

    Animal Photos Of 2011: The Cutest And Best Pictures Of The Year

  • I'll put my Jalapeno Crabcakes up against yours any day .... even without my dear, departed, shell-less, fleckless NW USA Dungeness.

    From My Cold, Dead Hands

  • I'll put my Jalapeno Crabcakes up against yours any day .... even without my dear, departed, shell-less, fleckless NW USA Dungeness.

    From My Cold, Dead Hands

  • I love many things, as my Twitter friends know all to well. nothing better than rummaging thru a bag of pistachios and finding one that's shell-less/i'm a salt-a-holic, i must confess

    Eve Tahmincioglu: Would Donne Have Tweeted His Trysts?

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