Meaning of “shrapnel” in the English Dictionary

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"shrapnel" in American English

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shrapnelnoun [ U ]

us /ˈʃræp·nəl/

small pieces of metal blown through the air when a bomb or other device explodes:

Most of the injuries were caused by flying shrapnel.

(Definition of “shrapnel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)