Part of speech: noun

A shell filled with bullets to be scattered by its explosion; from the British general, Shrapnel.

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Usage examples "shrapnel":

  1. The shrapnel bullets came singing along with a 'Tue! - "The Soul of the War", Philip Gibbs.
  2. She's about the color of a shrapnel- burst.... - "Dearest", Henry Beam Piper.
  3. You'll see the little billows of white rolling over the hills- that's shrapnel. - "The Judgment House", Gilbert Parker.