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hand grenade

n
(Military) a small metal or plastic canister containing explosives, usually activated by a short fuse and used in close combat
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hand′ grenade`


n.
an explosive shell that is thrown by hand and exploded by impact or by means of a fuze.
[1655–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hand grenade - a grenade designed to be thrown by handhand grenade - a grenade designed to be thrown by hand
grenade - a small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile
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Translations
ročna granata

hand grenade

nbomba a mano
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
"And that is all?" queried Capell, after directing an officer to give Tarzan a hand grenade; "you will empty the trench alone?"
Hand grenades were found in an attic in Ludlow and at a home in Racecourse Avenue in Shrewsbury on Thursday.
ENPNewswire-August 29, 2019--Leiden University: Marieke Liem in RTL News about the Explosive Increase in Violence with Illegal Hand Grenades
Recovered from the scene were two hand grenades and shrapnel from another hand grenade.
Summary: Amritsar (Punjab) [India], June 2 (ANI): State police seized two hand grenades during checking at a barricade placed near Kukranwala Adda here on Sunday.
NAWABSHAH -- Police has foiled an attempt of terror act and seized two hand grenades while one suspect was also taken into custody.
HYDERABAD -- Three rustic but live hand grenades were found dumped in bushes near Hill Incline here on Tuesday.
The attackers, who were armed with SMGs, hand grenades, suicide vests and explosives, tried to enter the consulate from the visa issuance section but they were intercepted by security personnel at the checkpoint.
Hand grenades and arms have been recovered from their possession.
THERE has been a drastic fall in the use of hand grenades by criminals on Merseyside, according to the latest figures.