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gre·nade

 (grə-nād′)
n.
1. A small bomb or explosive missile that is detonated by a fuse and thrown by hand or shot from a rifle or launcher.
2. A glass container filled with a chemical such as tear gas that is dispersed when the container is thrown and broken.

[French, from Old French (pome) grenate, pomegranate (from its shape); see pomegranate.]

grenade

(ɡrɪˈneɪd)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a small container filled with explosive thrown by hand or fired from a rifle
2. (Chemistry) a sealed glass vessel that is thrown and shatters to release chemicals, such as tear gas or a fire extinguishing agent
[C16: from French, from Spanish granada pomegranate, from Late Latin grānāta, from Latin grānātus seedy; see grain]

gre•nade

(grɪˈneɪd)

n.
1. a small shell containing an explosive and thrown by hand or fired from a rifle or launching device.
2. a similar missile containing a chemical, as for dispersing tear gas or fire-extinguishing substances.
[1525–35; < French < Sp granada pomegranate < Latin grānātus. See grain, -ate1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grenade - a small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missilegrenade - a small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
hand grenade - a grenade designed to be thrown by hand
rifle grenade - a grenade that is thrown from a launching device attached to the barrel of a rifle
Translations
قُنْبُلَه
granát
håndgranat
kézigránát
handsprengjagranatepli
ざくろ
granata
granāta
granata
el bombası
lựu đạn

grenade

[grɪˈneɪd]
A. N (also hand grenade) → granada f
B. CPD grenade launcher Nlanzagranadas m inv

grenade

[grɪˈneɪd] n (also hand grenade) → grenade f

grenade

nGranate f

grenade

[grɪˈneɪd] n (also hand grenade) → granata, bomba a mano

grenade

(grəˈneid) noun
a small bomb, especially one thrown by hand.
References in classic literature ?
But the best informed historians are of opinion that the grenade contained only brimstone and assafoetida, and was meant to plague Cotton Mather with a very evil perfume.
The gun rang out with a deafening metallic roar, and a whistling grenade flew above the heads of our troops below the hill and fell far short of the enemy, a little smoke showing the spot where it burst.
The grenadiers of the two regiments got near enough to the ditches and intrenchments to launch their grenades, which had but small effect.
The crackling of shots speedily brought the Preussen and Kiel on the scene, and with a few hand grenades they made short work of every villa within a mile.
In ten minutes the laundry was deserted, save for a few men wandering about with hand grenades in futile search for the cause of the disturbance.
An X-ray of the grenade revealed it was not live and it was removed by experts.
The hand grenade, thought to have been thrown from a passing motor cycle or car, caused no damage and was taken away for forensic tests.
To avoid milking, remember that releasing the safety lever even slightly can make the grenade live.
The Austro-Hungarians were little better off, while the Russians, who were sadly lacking in just about everything else, had at least developed a reasonably effective hand grenade due to their experiences fighting the Japanese in 1905.
The alert was triggered by a staff member at the Cholmley Way site as the grenade headed towards a crusher and the bomb squad was called.
After receiving a tipoff on Thursday morning about a grenade spotted in an open space, police arrived at the scene and cordoned off the site.
He explained that the grenade was kept in the house by his brother Zamir, 17.

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