Translation of "shell" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ʃel/ us /ʃel/

the hard outer covering of some creatures

concha, caparazón
a snail’s shell

the hard outer covering of eggs, nuts, or seeds


a container, usually with a pointed end, that is filled with explosives and shot from a large gun

obús, proyectil, cartucho
Three shells landed in the outskirts of the city.


uk /ʃiːl/ us /ʃil/

short form of she will

forma abreviada de “she will”
She’ll be away until Tuesday.

(Translation of “shell” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ʃel/

the hard outer covering of a shellfish, egg, nut etc

concha, caracol
A tortoise can pull its head and legs under its shell.

an outer covering or framework

After the fire, all that was left was the burned-out shell of the building.

a metal case filled with explosives and fired from a gun etc

A shell exploded right beside him.
shellfish noun (plural shellfish)

any of several kinds of sea animal covered with a shell (eg oyster, crab).

crustáceo, marisco(s)
come out of one’s shell

to become more confident and less shy

salir del caparazón
As he got to know people, he began to come out of his shell.
shell out phrasal verb

to pay out (money)

I had to shell out twenty dollars.

(Translation of “shell” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)