Shrap"nel (?), a.
Applied as an appellation to a kind of shell invented by Gen. H. Shrapnel of the British army.
A shrapnel shell; shrapnel shells, collectively.
Shrapnel shell Gunnery, a projectile for a cannon, consisting of a shell filled with bullets and a small bursting charge to scatter them at any given point while in flight. See the Note under Case shot.
© Webster 1913.