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v [lˈøː]

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n The covering, or outside part, of a nut.
n A pod containing the seeds of certain plants, such as the legume (taxlink|Phaseolus vulgaris|species).
n The overlapping hard plates comprising the armor covering the armadillo's body.
n The accreted mineral formed around a hollow geode.
n Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in, as the 'shell' of a house.
n A garment, usually worn by women, such as a shirt, blouse, or top, with short sleeves or no sleeves, that often fastens in the rear.
n (nautical) The watertight outer covering of the hull of a vessel, often made with planking or metal plating.
n (nautical|rigging) The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.
n (nautical) A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood, impermeable fabric, or water-proofed paper; a racing shell or dragon boat.
n An emaciated person.
n A psychological barrier to social interaction.
n (business) A legal entity that has no operations.
v To remove the outer covering or shell of something. See sheller.
v To bombard, to fire projectiles at.
v (informal) To disburse or give up money, to pay. (Often used with out).
v (intransitive) To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.
v (intransitive) To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk.