shell·​crack·​er ˈshel-ˌkra-kər How to pronounce shellcracker (audio)
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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Live crickets on a dead drift are shellcracker candy, but small safety-pin spinners can help pull boss bream out of the brush. The Editors, Field & Stream, 24 Feb. 2020 Try Senko and Bass Assassin lures near turns with thick vegetation. Redworms and crickets work best for bluegill, shellcrackers and warmouth. Mark Blythe,, 17 June 2018 Drift all the lakes with crickets for plenty of bluegills along with a few shellcrackers and catfish. Mark Blythe,, 3 July 2018 Try near docks and the edges of Kissimmee grass with crickets and redworms for plenty of bluegills and a few shellcrackers. Mark Blythe,, 4 July 2018 Use crickets and redworms just off the banks for plenty of bluegills, warmouth and shellcrackers. Mark Blythe,, 7 July 2018 Drift the lake with crickets for plenty of bluegills along with a few shellcrackers, warmouth and catfish. Mark Blythe,, 14 July 2018 In addition, his charters catch peacock bass, bluegills, spotted sunfish, shellcrackers, speckled perch, chain pickerel, mudfish and non-native species such as oscars, Mayan cichlids and jaguar guapotes. Steve Waters, miamiherald, 30 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shellcracker was circa 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Shellcracker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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