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shrapnel

noun [U] uk   /ˈʃræp.nəl/ us  
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 Spanish metralla…
in French éclats d’obus…
in German das Schrapnell…
in Chinese (Traditional) 炸彈碎片,彈片…
in Russian шрапнель…
in Turkish şarapnel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 炸弹碎片,弹片…
in Polish szrapnel…
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