What does shrapnel mean?

Definitions for shrapnel
ˈʃræp nlshrap·nel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrapnel(noun)

    shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight

Wiktionary

  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

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How to say shrapnel in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of shrapnel in a Sentence

  1. Yilmaz Pasha:

    I have shrapnel here, when I touch it, it reminds me of Syria.

  2. Galina Bayeva:

    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.

  3. Jim Jobling:

    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.

  4. Amal Ahmed:

    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.

  5. Galina Bayeva:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of shrapnel

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