Grenadier Definition

grĕnə-dîr
grenadiers
noun
grenadiers
A member of a special regiment or corps, as of the Grenadier Guards of the British Army, attached to the royal household.
Webster's New World
A soldier who is a member of a special corps or regiment.
American Heritage
An infantry soldier employed to carry and throw grenades.
Webster's New World
Any of a family (Macrouridae, order Gadiformes) of deep-sea bony fishes with a long, tapering tail, large head, and soft fins.
Webster's New World

Any of various African weaverbirds or waxbills, especially the common grenadier or the red bishop.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
grenade throwerrattail fishrattail
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Other Word Forms of Grenadier

Noun

Singular:
grenadier
Plural:
grenadiers

Origin of Grenadier

  • From French grenadier, corresponding to grenade + -ier.

    From Wiktionary

  • French from grenade grenade grenade

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

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