Grenadier meaning

grĕnə-dîr
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Any of various deep-sea fishes of the family Macrouridae, having a long tapering tail and lacking a tail fin.
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An infantry soldier employed to carry and throw grenades.
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A member of a special regiment or corps, as of the Grenadier Guards of the British Army, attached to the royal household.
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Any of a family (Macrouridae, order Gadiformes) of deep-sea bony fishes with a long, tapering tail, large head, and soft fins.
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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.
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Any of various African weaverbirds or waxbills, especially the common grenadier or the red bishop.
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Any of various deep-sea fish of the family Macrouridae that have a large head and body and a long tapering tail; a rattail.
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Origin of grenadier

  • French from grenade grenade grenade

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

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

    From Wiktionary