Definition of grenadier in English:

grenadier

Syllabification: gren·a·dier
Pronunciation: /ˌɡrenəˈdir
 
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noun

1A soldier armed with grenades or a grenade launcher.
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  • By this time though, the grenade itself had been largely dropped from the infantryman's armoury and grenadiers were simply soldiers selected for their appearance and height.
  • At dusk on 14 October, two 400-man columns, one French grenadiers and chasseurs, the other American light infantry under Alexander Hamilton, attacked two redoubts in advance of the main British line.
  • In the old photos the cemetery hill is bare, but now it is wooded over, and the Hussars, Cossacks, infantrymen, grenadiers and all the rest are lying in the shade of the trees.
1.1 (Grenadiers or Grenadier Guards) (In the UK) the first regiment of the royal household infantry.
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  • He volunteered for the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1938 and was seconded to the Grenadier Guards, seeing action at Dunkirk and D Day.
  • After Sandhurst, Gort joined the Grenadier Guards.
  • In early 1942 she was appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the Grenadier Guards, at sixteen she carried out her first public engagement, when she inspected the regiment.
2A common bottom-dwelling fish with a large head, a long tapering tail, and typically a luminous gland on the belly. Also called rat-tail.
  • Family Macrouridae: numerous genera and species
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  • Bailey, the lead author of the study, points out that grenadiers are not the only fish population that seems to be increasing.
  • Fleets of mainly Spanish and Panamanian trawlers fish for deep-sea species such as the orange roughy and the round-nosed grenadier which are popular among consumers on the continent.
  • When some of the water is removed from the grenadier, its flesh becomes firm, and the meat flaky, says Crapo.

Origin

late 17th century: from French, from grenade (see grenade).

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