shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight
A collective term for shot, fragments, or debris thrown out by an exploding shell or landmine.
Origin: From Henry Shrapnel, British army officer who invented an anti-personnel shell that transported a large number of bullets to the target before releasing them, at a far greater distance than rifles could fire the bullets individually.
applied as an appellation to a kind of shell invented by Gen. H. Shrapnel of the British army
a shrapnel shell; shrapnel shells, collectively
The numerical value of shrapnel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of shrapnel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I have shrapnel here, when I touch it, it reminds me of Syria.
Dad's been killed. Mom's in hospital. They didn't make it home ... Dad is lying here. He's full of holes, full of shrapnel.
It fires a shell that is about 3 inches in diameter, it could have been used as case shot, or shrapnel, on ongoing soldiers or sailors in rowboats.
I was in the garden and a rocket hit and the shrapnel sliced me open, something fell out of me and I grabbed it and I put it back in and I lay down.
Dad's been killed. Mom's in hospital. They didn't make it home. They'd gone to get their pensions. Dad is lying here. He's full of holes, full of shrapnel.
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Translations for shrapnel
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Granatsplitter, SchrapnellGerman
- θραύσμα, μύδροςGreek
- granada de metralla, shrapnel, metrallaSpanish
- گلوله انفجاریPersian
- sirpaleet, srapnelliFinnish
- repesz, srapnelHungarian
- pecahan peluru meriamIndonesian
- schegge, bomba antiuomo, proiettili, scheggia di bomba, shrapnelItalian
- matā koraraMāori
- granaatscherven, shrapnelDutch
- estilhaço, estilhaçosPortuguese
- đạn trái pháVietnamese
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