Definition of grenade in English:

grenade

Line breaks: gren|ade
Pronunciation: /grəˈneɪd
 
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noun

  • 1A small bomb thrown by hand or launched mechanically.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1A glass receptacle containing chemicals which are released when the receptacle is thrown and broken, used for testing drains and extinguishing fires.

Origin

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.

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