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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]
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
Translations
ročna granata

hand grenade

nbomba a mano
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PESHAWAR -- Five police constables were injured in a handgrenade attack on police van during a routine patrolling in Shagai area of District Swabi, police control said Saturday.
HAKKARy/ HANDGRENADE ACCIDENT: Three soldiers were killed and two others injured after a hand grenade accidentally exploded in the southeastern province of Hakkari on Wednesday.
He said that 12 kg explosive mater, four AK47, 67 pistols, 29 rifles,1,263 bullets, 35 chargers, one handgrenade, four mortars, 48 hashish, 88 liters liquor and 24.9 gram heroin.
George Osborne lobbed a handgrenade into the constitutional debate yesterday by flatly contradicting the recommendations of the all-party Smith Commission on devolution.
Vietnam has produced a large body of young men who practiced or witnessed at first hand the sanctioned use of violence--not surprisingly, film and television writers and producers have assumed the mass audience will accept the portrayal of veterans as constantly violent, given to handgrenade fraggings in hotel elevators and [.] sniping from rooftops.
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