half shell

noun

Definition of 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 Don’t miss oysters on the half shell, cioppino, and their special Moonstone chowder. Ali Wunderman, Forbes, 16 June 2021 The raw bar has shrimp cocktail, a variety of East and West coast oysters and a raw bar plateau platter that includes raw oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, king crab legs, split lobster tail, smoked fish and spicy blue crab salad. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 14 June 2021 Summery seafood offerings include sashimi, charred fillets of horse mackerel wrapped around asparagus, and an exceptionally buttery scallop risotto, served appealingly on the pearly half shell. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 4 June 2021 Oysters on the half shell in a lemon-lime cilantro sauce. Marc Bona, cleveland, 4 May 2021 Dishes include steak sandwich, Niçoise salad and little neck clams on the half shell. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Apr. 2021 At Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grill, try the shrimp ceviche cocktail, oysters on the half shell, and peel-and-eat shrimp—all served up fresh. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Use this shell for serving the raw oyster on the half shell. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Apr. 2021 Menu items included tequila lime salmon salad, chargrilled oysters on the half shell, shrimp and crab stuffed avocado, chargrilled mahi mahi and a variety of tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, wraps and burgers. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of half shell

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Half shell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20shell. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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