Stokes shell

/ˈstoʊks ʃɛl/ (say 'stohks shel)

noun Military
a shell fired by a Stokes mortar, a firing weapon designed for use in trenches and used by Allied forces during World War I.
{mortar invented by Sir William Stokes, 1860–1927, British engineer}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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