1A small bomb thrown by hand or launched mechanically.
More example sentences
- Their unit was ambushed with bombs, grenades and petrol bombs, but the soldiers managed to escape their vehicle before it burned out.
- At the moment they are still chucking stones, petrol bombs and grenades at us.
- As the patrol drove off, two rocket-propelled grenades were launched from a house.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'pomegranate'): from French, alteration of Old French (pome) grenate (see pomegranate), on the pattern of Spanish granada. The bomb was so named because it supposedly resembled a pomegranate in shape.
Definition of grenade in:
- The US English dictionary