Shrap
Shrap \Shrap\, Shrape \Shrape\, n. [Cf. {Scrap}, and {Scrape}.] A place baited with chaff to entice birds. [Written also {scrap}.] [Obs.] --Bp. Bedell. [1913 Webster]

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  • shrap — /ʃræp/ (say shrap) noun Obsolete Colloquial 1. → shrapnel (def. 3). 2. French notes used as currency in World War I. {def. 2 from their tendency to disintegrate with use, showing holes as if made with shrapnel} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • shrap|nel — «SHRAP nuhl», noun. 1. an artillery shell filled with pellets and powder, set to explode in the air and scatter pellets or shell fragments over a wide area. 2. such shells collectively: »to fire a barrage of shrapnel. 3. one or more of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrap·nel — /ˈʃræpnəl/ noun [noncount] : small metal pieces that scatter outwards from an exploding bomb, shell, or mine He has a piece of shrapnel in his leg. Shrapnel from the explosion wounded many people …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrap — Shrap Shrap, Shrape Shrape, n. [Cf. {Scrap}, and {Scrape}.] A place baited with chaff to entice birds. [Written also {scrap}.] [Obs.] Bp. Bedell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrape — Shrap Shrap, Shrape Shrape, n. [Cf. {Scrap}, and {Scrape}.] A place baited with chaff to entice birds. [Written also {scrap}.] [Obs.] Bp. Bedell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrapnell's membrane — Shrap·nell s membrane shrap nəlz n a triangular flaccid part of the tympanic membrane of the ear Shrapnell Henry Jones (1761 1841) British anatomist. Shrapnell published the first description of the flaccid portion of the tympanic membrane in… …   Medical dictionary

  • Shrapnell membrane — Shrap·nell membrane (shrapґnəl) [Henry Jones Shrapnell, English anatomist and Army surgeon, 1761–1841] pars flaccida membranae tympanicae …   Medical dictionary

  • shrapnel — /shrap nl/, n. 1. Mil. a. a hollow projectile containing bullets or the like and a bursting charge, designed to explode before reaching the target, and to set free a shower of missiles. b. such projectiles collectively. 2. shell fragments. [1800… …   Universalium

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