Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Designed or constructed to withstand shellfire.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as bomb-proof.

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

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

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

  • adjective Resistant to shelling.

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

  • adjective able to resist the explosive force of bombs and shells

Etymologies

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shell +‎ -proof

Examples

  • 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.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • 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.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • 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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