Meaning of shell back

shell' back"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an underside of a spoon bowl ornamented with a shell motif.

shell•back

Pronunciation: (shel'bak"), [key]
— n.
  1. an old sailor.
  2. a person who has crossed the equator by boat.
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