soft–shell

play
adjective \ˈsȯf(t)-ˌshel\
variants: or

soft–shelled

play \ˈsȯf(t)-ˈsheld\

Definition of soft–shell

  1. :  having a soft or fragile shell especially as a result of recent shedding soft–shell crabs

1736

First Known Use of soft–shell

1736


SOFT–SHELL Defined for English Language Learners

soft-shell

play
adjective

Definition of soft–shell for English Language Learners

  • : having a shell that is soft or easily broken

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