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Meaning of SHRAPNEL

Pronunciation:  'shrapnul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight
 

SHRAPNEL is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: shell

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Shrap"nel\, a.
Applied as an appellation to a kind of shell invented by Gen.
H. Shrapnel of the British army. -- n. A shrapnel shell;
shrapnel shells, collectively.

{Shrapnel shell} (Gunnery), a projectile for a cannon,
   consisting of a shell filled with bullets and a small
   bursting charge to scatter them at any given point while
   in flight. See the Note under {Case shot}.

 

 

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