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ˈʃræp nlshrap·nel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrapnelnoun

    shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight

Wiktionary

  1. shrapnelnoun

    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. shrapnelnoun

    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. Shrapneladjective

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

  2. Shrapnelnoun

    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. Raymond Floyd:

    I could see smoke and shrapnel in the air and parts of the roof flying off.

  3. AusWitness:

    I haven't made one before, but I've studied how to make them, get FAR away from the bomb, brother. There's going to be chaos when it goes off. Shrapnel, blood and panicking kuffar will be everywhere.

  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. 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.

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