Definition of shrapnel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

shrapnel

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈʃræpnəl//
 
[uncountable]
 
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small pieces of metal that are thrown up and away from an exploding bomb Two people were hit by shrapnel. a piece of shrapnel a shrapnel wound
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