Grenade Definition

grə-nād
grenades
noun
A small bomb detonated by a fuze and thrown by hand or fired from a rifle.
Webster's New World
A glass container to be thrown so that it will break and disperse the chemicals inside: used for putting out fires, spreading tear gas, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Grenade

Noun

Singular:
grenade
Plural:
grenades

Origin of Grenade

  • Borrowing from French grenade, from Old French grenate in the phrase pomme grenate (“pomegranate”), ultimately from Latin pomum granatum (“seeded fruit”). The -d developed in French under influence of Spanish granada.

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Old French (pome) grenate pomegranate (from its shape) pomegranate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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