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shekel the chief monetary unit of Israel, equaling one hundred agorot. [2 definitions]
sheldrake any of various large wild European ducks, some species having mainly black-and-white plumage and others being brightly colored. [2 definitions]
shelf a thin, flat, usu. rectangular piece of wood, metal, or glass attached horizontally to a wall or in a cabinet, case, or the like for things to be kept upon. [3 definitions]
shelf life the length of time a product can be stored without spoiling or deteriorating.
shell a hard outer covering of a mollusk, which is being continually created by the animal itself and serves to protect it from injury and from predators. [12 definitions]
she'll contracted form of "she will".
shellac thin sheets or flakes of processed lac, used in making varnish and other products. [5 definitions]
shellback an old experienced sailor. [2 definitions]
shellbark the shagbark.
-shelled having (such) a shell.
shellfire the firing of artillery shells.
shellfish an aquatic invertebrate animal that has a shell, esp. an edible animal such as a clam, oyster, or lobster.
shell game a game like thimblerig in which inverted shells, inside of one of which a small object is apparently hidden, are moved around quickly and onlookers bet on which shell contains the object. [2 definitions]
shellproof protected from or invulnerable to shells or bombs.
shell shock any of several neuroses resulting from traumatic experiences in war or combat.
shelter a place, such as a structure, that provides protection from danger, weather, or the like; refuge. [7 definitions]
sheltered workshop a workshop where handicapped persons work for wages and often receive job training in an environment devoid of the usual pressures of a job.
shelterless combined form of shelter.
shelter tent a small tent, usu. for two persons, that is assembled from two halves fastened together.
sheltie (informal) a Shetland pony, or a Shetland sheepdog.
shelve to put on a shelf or shelves. [3 definitions]