Soft-shell meaning

sôftshĕl, sŏft-
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Having a soft, brittle, or unhardened shell, often as the result of a recent molt.
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A soft-shell aquatic animal.
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Having a soft shell.
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Having an unhardened shell as the result of recent molting.
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A soft-shell animal; esp., a crab that has recently molted.
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Having a relatively soft shell.
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