- Archaic an infantry soldier employed to carry and throw grenades
- a member of a special regiment or corps, as of the Grenadier Guards of the British Army, attached to the royal household
- any of a family (Macrouridae, order Gadiformes) of deep-sea bony fishes with a long, tapering tail, large head, and soft fins
Origin of grenadierFrench ; from grenade: see grenade
- a. A member of the British Grenadier Guards, the first regiment of the royal household infantry.b. A soldier who is a member of a special corps or regiment.c. A soldier equipped with grenades.
- Any of various deep-sea fishes of the family Macrouridae, having a long tapering tail and lacking a tail fin. Also called rat-tail.
Origin of grenadierFrench, from grenade, grenade; see grenade.
- A type of soldier, originally one who threw grenades, later a member of a company formed from the tallest men of the regiment; now specifically, a member of the Grenadier Guards.
- Any of various African weaverbirds or waxbills, especially the common grenadier or the red bishop.
- Any of various deep-sea fish of the family Macrouridae that have a large head and body and a long tapering tail; a rattail.