shell·​er ˈshe-lər How to pronounce sheller (audio)
: one that shells
a peanut sheller
: a person who collects seashells

Examples of sheller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hewey and his team of mechanical engineers, fabricators, and master welders retrofit existing processing equipment, as well as outright design their own, to maximize quality, efficiency, and extraction on the processing line: the leg roller, the spin sheller, the tail splitter, the claw saw. Adam Erace, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2021 Tuberville even got a shoutout as the Alabama senator in Warnock’s latest ad, which features the Georgian underneath a peanut sheller. al, 12 Oct. 2022 Sanibel Sanibel, located on Sanibel Island in southwest Florida, is known for its picture-perfect Gulf beaches that are a sheller's paradise. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 20 May 2021 His political leanings were apparent early, when he was inspired by a young San Antonio labor leader, Emma Tenayuca, who led thousands of pecan shellers off the job to protest unfair wage cuts and horrific work conditions. Elaine Ayala,, 14 Sep. 2019 Here are some tips for you amateur shellers: Look up the tide charts. Cassie Armstrong,, 21 June 2018 Friday night, a troupe of actors, singers and dancers took the stage at the Guadalupe Theater to depict her young life up until leading12,000 pecan shellers on strike in the 1930s. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Feb. 2018 Its small chapel, built in 1927 by local pecan shellers, cement workers and others, was later moved two blocks in 2002, to serve as the Eucharistic adoration chapel for a larger parish church building resembling the Alamo that opened in 1957. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Dec. 2017 The rumors, which do not appear to have been based on any credible information, may be tied to short shellers and others trying to hammer the crypto markets. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 22 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sheller was in 1694

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“Sheller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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