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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.
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.
LANDI KOTAL -- At-least six FC personnel were injured in a twin hand-grenade attacks at the main entrance gate of Torkham at Pak-Afghan border on Friday, security sources said.