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Meaning & Definition of Shelling in English

English

Shelling

/ʃɛlɪŋ/

noun

1. The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

  • "They laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"
  • "The shelling went on for hours without pausing"
    synonym:
  • barrage
  • ,
  • barrage fire
  • ,
  • battery
  • ,
  • bombardment
  • ,
  • shelling