Definition of shellfire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃelfaɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃelfaɪər//
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attacks or explosions caused by shells being fired from large guns He was killed by shellfire. The city has been under continuous shellfire for days now.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shellfire