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Henry Shrapnel (1761—1842) army officer and inventor of the Shrapnel shell

 

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ˈ˜ræpnǝl

1 an artillery shell designed to explode in mid-air with a lethal spray of metal projectiles.

2 fragments of a bomb, shell, or other object thrown out by an explosion.Also called shrap.

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