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Dictionary entry overview: What does shrapnel mean?
• SHRAPNEL (noun)
The noun SHRAPNEL has 1 sense:
1. shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight
Familiarity information: SHRAPNEL used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight
Nouns denoting man-made objects
Hypernyms ("shrapnel" is a kind of...):
shell (ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun)
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