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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. shrapnel(Noun)

    Loose change.

    Etymology: 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

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. shrapnel

    See Projectile, Smooth-bore Projectiles.

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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. 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.

  2. Yilmaz Pasha:

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

  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. Marine Justin Blazejewski:

    We came out, and I tripped and hurt my ankle, the next day, we had another explosion. It knocked me unconscious. I woke up and had several injuries and pieces of shrapnel in my ankle. That's when, as a runner, it stopped for me.

  5. Donald Herman Voigt:

    Well, I was just a kid at the time and I wasnt sure why I received the award as I was doing what I was sent and trained to do.It happened so fast - I was injured by shrapnel, sent to sickbay and given the Purple Heart, then --it was gone.I just thought Id never get it back again so to have it would be pretty wonderful as I didnt really realize at the time just how much it meant.

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