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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

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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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
Translations
ročna granata

hand grenade

nbomba a mano
References in classic literature ?
One night a destructive little instrument, called a hand-grenade, was thrown into Cotton Mather's window, and rolled under Grandfather's chair.
With the yew bow and cloth-yard shaft at Cressy and Agincourt--with the brown bill and pike under the brave Lord Willoughby--with culverin and demi-culverin against Spaniards and Dutchmen--with hand-grenade and sabre, and musket and bayonet, under Rodney and St.
What was visible of the face looked as if at some period it had stopped a hand-grenade. The nose was so variously malformed in its healed brokenness that there was no bridge, while one nostril, the size of a pea, opened downward, and the other, the size of a robin's egg, tilted upward to the sky.
Police are still investigating a hand-grenade found in front of NLD office in Bawamyint Ward, Thingagyun Township in Yangon Region.
MINGORA -- An 11-year boy was killed in Khawaza Khela area here on Wednesday when he was playing with a hand-grenade found from fields.
One child killed, another injured in hand-grenade explosion in K-P
It was the second hand-grenade attack on the National Party's office in Turbat.
Unknown assailants hurled a hand-grenade bomb at two barbershops near the Sirki Kalan area of Double road in the provincial capital Quetta.
NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: Three civilians were wounded in a hand-grenade attack, the second of its kind in central Mosul city on Sunday, according to a security source in Ninewa.
Stunned police called in bomb disposal experts today after being presented with a suspected live hand-grenade.