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
Rice spent more than a month in combat in France and was wounded by shrapnel.
But a blade that pushed air through the engine had broken off, sending shrapnel into the plane’s fuselage.
In it, Wayans, who plays Murtaugh on the Fox procedural, can be seen getting struck in the back of his head by shrapnel.
About 20 minutes after Flight 1380 left La Guardia Airport to Dallas on April 17, the aircraft’s left side engine exploded, sending shrapnel and debris into the plane’s fuselage.
In both episodes, the first in 2016 and the one on Tuesday, fan blades in the planes’ engines broke apart, sending shrapnel into the plane’s body.
The blown engine sent shrapnel through the fuselage and into the window where passengers say Riordan was sitting.
The agency couldn't confirm reports that the package may have contained nails and shrapnel.
His son was injured when an exploding mine sent shrapnel into his chest.
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SHRAPNEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shrapnel for English Language Learners
: small metal pieces that scatter outwards from an exploding bomb, shell, or mine
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