Abdullah had to flee last week after suffering a shrapnel injury.
I recall watching a corporal savaged by shrapnel struggle to survive.
Only a grenade pin and a few pieces of shrapnel could be found in the vicinity of the cave.
From Iraq, I brought back the pieces of shrapnel pulled from my HMMWV following two IED attacks on a string of bad days.
In theory, someone could be relatively close to the explosion and survive since the shrapnel would zip by harmlessly overhead.
They went on with their spading in the fields, while shrapnel was pinging.
How often have I felt anxious seeing these shrapnel through the telescope.
It exploded almost in our midst, and I was unlucky enough to get in the way of one of the shrapnel bullets.
Oh for the good "Queen Bess," her high command, and her 15-inch shrapnel!
Some were killed on the decks of the transports by shrapnel.
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.
An obnoxious patient
[1970s+ Medical; fr subhuman piece of shit]