shrapnel Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "shrapnel" - English Dictionary

See all translations

shrapnelnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈʃræp.nəl/
small pieces of metal that fly through the air when a bomb or similar weapon explodes and are intended to injure people: Twelve people were hit by shrapnel in the attack. a shrapnel wound
Translations of “shrapnel”
in Vietnamese mảnh đạn…
in Spanish metralla…
in Thai เศษโลหะที่อยู่ในปลอกกระสุน…
in Malaysian serpihan peluru atau bom…
in French éclats d’obus…
in German das Schrapnell…
in Chinese (Traditional) 炸彈碎片,彈片…
in Indonesian pecahan peluru, geranat, bom dsb.…
in Russian шрапнель…
in Turkish şarapnel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 炸弹碎片,弹片…
in Polish szrapnel…
(Definition of shrapnel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of shrapnel?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “shrapnel” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
truth

the quality of being true

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More