soft–shell

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adjective \ˈsȯf(t)-ˌshel\

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

Variants of soft–shell

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soft–shelled

play \-ˈsheld\

SOFT–SHELL Defined for English Language Learners

soft–shell

play
adjective \ˈsȯf(t)-ˌshel\

Definition of soft–shell for English Language Learners

  • : having a shell that is soft or easily broken

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