Examples of shrapnel in a Sentence
He has a piece of shrapnel in his leg.
Shrapnel from the explosion wounded many people.
Recent Examples of shrapnel from the Web
The rocket hit just over 3 feet from him, leaving him with shrapnel through his leg, tinnitus in his left ear, and nerve damage in his back.
The western Mosul house she was held in was hit by the fighting earlier this year, leaving her wounded: Her legs are badly burned, her arms covered in shrapnel scars.
McKinley was struck in the head by a piece of radioactive shrapnel that tore off half his face.
The vehicle was running, and the driver’s-side front airbag deployed and shot out shrapnel.
Shipped to Okinawa, Private Pyne won three battle stars for valor in combat, plus a Purple Heart for a shrapnel wound to his left knee.
Josh said he was hit with some shrapnel and our governments have confirmed that he was damaged in the leg.
Takata inflators can explode with excessive force, unleashing metal shrapnel inside cars and trucks.
While still not perfect at stopping close-range bullets and shrapnel and shell fragments, the helmet’s provision of safety was recognized as a quantum protective leap forward.
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Origin and Etymology of shrapnel
First Known Use: 1806See Words from the same year
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