star shell

noun

Definition of star shell

  1. 1 :  a shell that on bursting releases a shower of brilliant stars and is used for signaling

  2. 2 :  a shell with an illuminating projectile

Circa 1876

First Known Use of star shell

circa 1876

Learn More about star shell


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up star shell? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

quaintly unconventional or refined

Get Word of the Day daily email!