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noun [uncountable] shrapnel pronunciation in American English /ˈʃræpnəl/
  1. 1
    small pieces of metal that fly out of a bomb or bullet when it explodes
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    any loose change you have in your pocket or bag

    £2.87 - hang on a minute, I'll just get rid of some of this shrapnel.

    Submitted by Linda from United Kingdom on 14/09/2010


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