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shrapnel

noun [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…
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