What does shrapnel mean?

Definitions for shrapnelˈʃræp nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrapnel(noun)

    shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight


  1. shrapnel(Noun)

    A collective term for shot, fragments, or debris thrown out by an exploding shell or landmine.

  2. shrapnel(Noun)

    Loose change.

  3. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrapnel(adj)

    applied as an appellation to a kind of shell invented by Gen. H. Shrapnel of the British army

  2. Shrapnel(noun)

    a shrapnel shell; shrapnel shells, collectively


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrapnel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrapnel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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