empty shell

empty shell

[′em·tē ′shel]
(computer science)
A room that has been fully prepared for the installation of computer and data-processing equipment.
References in classic literature ?
The strength of your wealth at this moment is only an empty shell.
It is an empty shell, and soon even the empty shell will be taken away from you.
But the hammer fell futilely upon an empty shell, and Malbihn was again upon his feet clutching at her.
On one side the low brick houses had in their dusty windows the sightless, moribund look of incurable decay - empty shells awaiting demolition.
Dennin threw open the breech of the shot-gun, ejecting the empty shells.
SAINSBURY'S are in advanced talks with operators to fill the empty shell of a store that is being built in Llangollen.
When the mollusc dies, its empty shell might become a temporary home for a hermit crab or a refuge for a small fish.
The police found an empty shell and a cartridge bullet during their inspection of the street where the police officer was found dead.
The seized weapons included 228,600 live rounds and over 514,000 empty shell casings worth around YR500 million [$2.
The Russian economy was an empty shell based on slave labour and had been since the Bolshevik revolution.
He went on: "Her parents have described her as an empty shell and say her innocence was taken from her.
Researchers say the "two ticks positive about disability" symbol, which is awarded by the Department for Work and Pensions' ' Jobcentre Plus to help job applicants identify organisations committed to helping disabled workers, is nothing more than an empty shell used by companies as PR and impression management, rather than a true commitment to equal rights for disability workers.