half shell


: either of the valves of a bivalve
on the half shell
: served in a half shell
oysters on the half shell

Examples of half shell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fresh take on the iconic heroes in a half shell created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird leaned into youthful energy in everything from its casting to its sketchy art style. Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 The latest story of the heroes in a half shell comes from co-writer Seth Rogen and boasts an all-star voice cast that includes Rogen, Maya Rudolph, Ice Cube, and Paul Rudd. Shania Russell, EW.com, 27 Aug. 2023 This time around, the heroes in a half shell Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are voiced by Nicolas Cantu, Brady Noon, Micah Abbey and Shamon Brown Jr., while their friend and ally, budding reporter April O'Neill, is played by The Bear's Ayo Edebiri. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 5 Aug. 2023 Seth Rogen has found his heroes in a half shell. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Mar. 2023 Turtles in a half shell. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 22 Dec. 2021 The shucked fresh oysters cook on the half shell over an open fire, while a homemade butter sauce adds a savory complexity to the briny shellfish. Outside Online, 10 May 2021 Gaslamp Fish House is offering $1.25 oysters on the half shell, $6 truffle fries, and more from their happy hour food menu. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Jan. 2023 Players young and old will bask in the side-scrolling arcade mayhem as the beloved heroes in the half shell and friends face down the Foot Clan in a cartoonish beat-em-up. Mike Hume, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of half shell was in 1837

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“Half shell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20shell. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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