Definition of shellacking
: a decisive defeat : drubbing
Examples of shellacking in a Sentence
They took a shellacking in yesterday's game.
suffered a shellacking at the hands of a vastly superior opposition
Recent Examples of shellacking from the Web
To be fair, however, those outings sandwiched a three-inning, nine-run shellacking at the hands of the Blue Jays.
Tech stocks took a major shellacking Monday, with the Nasdaq Composite Index plunging 138.19 points, or 5.6 percent, to close at 2345.85.
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SHELLACKING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shellacking for English Language Learners
: a very bad defeat
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