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synonyms for shrapnel

  • ammo
  • armament
  • bomb
  • bullet
  • cartridge
  • chemical
  • explosive
  • gunpowder
  • materiel
  • missile
  • munition
  • napalm
  • rocket
  • torpedo
  • ball
  • buckshot
  • cannonball
  • charge
  • confetti
  • fuse
  • grenade
  • powder
  • round
  • shell
  • shot
  • iron rations
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How to use shrapnel in a sentence

Other versions blew up during crash landings, and one exploded just before touching down — a series of Earth-shattering fireballs that turned the stainless-steel spacecraft into shrapnel.
ELON MUSK’S SPACEX LANDS STARSHIP SPACECRAFT IN FIRST FULL SUCCESSFUL TEST FLIGHTCHRISTIAN DAVENPORTMAY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
One deputy was shot dead, and a second was badly wounded by bomb shrapnel to his face and neck.
“I FELT HATE MORE THAN ANYTHING”: HOW AN ACTIVE DUTY AIRMAN TRIED TO START A CIVIL WARBY GISELA PÉREZ DE ACHA, KATHRYN HURD AND ELLIE LIGHTFOOT, BERKELEY JOURNALISM’S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING PROGRAMAPRIL 13, 2021PROPUBLICA
Presently, classifying debris and shrapnel from deliberately set explosions is a massive, labor-intensive process.
THE ARMY’S NEW TOOL FOR ANALYZING BOMB SHRAPNEL COULD LEAD TO BETTER BODY ARMORKELSEY D. ATHERTONMARCH 3, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
After-effect analysis can let engineers know how much of the case was burnt in the blast, how much launched outward as shrapnel, and what sort of damage the blast caused.
THE ARMY’S NEW TOOL FOR ANALYZING BOMB SHRAPNEL COULD LEAD TO BETTER BODY ARMORKELSEY D. ATHERTONMARCH 3, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
I imagined my grandmother sitting in her apartment, knitting a sweater, as her home suddenly flooded with shrapnel and smoke.
HOW BIKING ACROSS AMERICA FORMED AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPRAFFI JOE WARTANIANOCTOBER 8, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Yesterday and to-day we have fired, for us, a terrible lot of shells (1,800 shrapnel) but never was shot better spent.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
The flower of the insurgent army was there, well armed and supplied with artillery and shrapnel shell.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
As that big oblong crowd of Turks showed their left flank to Baikie's nine batteries they were swept in enfilade by shrapnel.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
You could see the shrapnel bursting on the ground, and perhaps setting fire to something or other.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
On our way we had a near shave, for out of the darkness whizzed a shrapnel shell.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
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WORDS RELATED TO SHRAPNEL

  • ammo
  • armament
  • ball
  • bomb
  • buckshot
  • bullet
  • cannonball
  • cartridge
  • charge
  • chemical
  • confetti
  • explosive
  • fuse
  • grenade
  • gunpowder
  • iron rations
  • materiel
  • missile
  • munition
  • napalm
  • powder
  • rocket
  • round
  • shell
  • shot
  • shrapnel
  • torpedo
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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