Grenade meaning

grə-nād
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A small bomb or explosive missile that is detonated by a fuse and thrown by hand or shot from a rifle or launcher.
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A glass container filled with a chemical such as tear gas that is dispersed when the container is thrown and broken.
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A small bomb detonated by a fuze and thrown by hand or fired from a rifle.
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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.
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A small explosive device, designed to be thrown by hand or launched from a grenade launcher.
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Origin of grenade

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

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

  • 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