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
Growing up, I was surrounded by broken men, men who came home from the war filled with shrapnel and guilt, men who were misled into a losing ideology.
One of those in the vehicle, the 25-year-old woman, was struck by shrapnel from bullets that went through one of the vehicle's windows, resulting in a laceration to her eye, McGregor said.
The company said the airbags could deploy with excessive force and discharge metal shrapnel inside the cars' passenger compartment.
Takata inflators can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel into drivers and passengers.
The explosion sent hundreds of pieces of high-energy shrapnel through the Boeing 777, which broke apart and crashed in farmland in eastern Ukraine.
Dozens were injured with what appeared to be shrapnel wounds.
An unidentified 32-year-old man damaged his right hand, was hit with shrapnel in the chest and was burned on his chest and face, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
At least 16 deaths and more than 180 injuries have been linked to the defect, which causes the air bags to explode with too much force and spray shrapnel into...
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Origin and Etymology of shrapnel
First Known Use: 1806See Words from the same year
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Definition of shrapnel for English Language Learners
: small metal pieces that scatter outwards from an exploding bomb, shell, or mine
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