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"shrapnel" in British English

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shrapnelnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈʃræp.nəl/
smallpieces of ​metal that ​fly through the ​air when a ​bomb or ​similarweaponexplodes and are ​intended to ​injurepeople: Twelve ​people were hit by shrapnel in the ​attack. a shrapnel wound
(Definition of shrapnel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shrapnel" in American English

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shrapnelnoun [U]

 us   /ˈʃræp·nəl/
smallpieces of ​metalblown through the ​air when a ​bomb or other ​deviceexplodes: Most of the ​injuries were caused by ​flying shrapnel.
(Definition of shrapnel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shrapnel”
in Spanish metralla…
in Vietnamese mảnh đạn…
in Malaysian serpihan peluru atau bom…
in Thai เศษโลหะที่อยู่ในปลอกกระสุน…
in French éclats d’obus…
in German das Schrapnell…
in Chinese (Simplified) 炸弹碎片,弹片…
in Turkish şarapnel…
in Russian шрапнель…
in Indonesian pecahan peluru, geranat, bom dsb.…
in Chinese (Traditional) 炸彈碎片,彈片…
in Polish szrapnel…
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