- n. 弹片；榴霰弹；零钱
- n. (Shrapnel)人名；(英)施雷普内尔
来自这种炮弹的发明者 19 世纪英国将军 Henry Shrapnel,后引申词义弹片。
- shrapnel: The term shrapnel commemorates the name of General Henry Shrapnel (1761–1842), a British artillery officer who in the course of the Peninsular War, at the beginning of the 19th century, invented an exploding shell that sent bullets flying in all directions
- shrapnel (n.)
- 1806, from Gen. Henry Shrapnel (1761-1842), who invented a type of exploding, fragmenting shell when he was a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery during the Peninsular War. The invention consisted of a hollow cannon ball, filled with shot, which burst in mid-air; his name for it was spherical case ammunition. Sense of "shell fragments" is first recorded 1940. The surname is attested from 13c., and is believed to be a metathesized form of Charbonnel, a diminutive form of Old French charbon "charcoal," in reference to complexion, hair color, or some other quality.
- 1. He was wounded in both legs and severely peppered with shrapnel.
- 2. The driver of an evacuation bus was wounded by shrapnel.
- 3. He was hit by shrapnel from a grenade.
- 4. He was hit in the arm by flying shrapnel.
- 5. The bomb exploded, sending shrapnel whistling through the trees.
- 炸弹爆炸了, 弹片呼啸着穿过树林.
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