common shell

noun

Definition of common shell

: a gun shell having a comparatively large cavity filled with a bursting charge of high explosive intended to explode after passing through light protective armor

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“Common shell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20shell. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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