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shellacking

noun

: a very bad defeat

Full Definition of SHELLACKING

:  a decisive defeat :  drubbing

Examples of SHELLACKING

  1. They took a shellacking in yesterday's game.
  2. <suffered a shellacking at the hands of a vastly superior opposition>

First Known Use of SHELLACKING

1931

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