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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hand′ grenade`(n.)

  1. an explosive shell that is thrown by hand and exploded by impact or by means of a fuze.

    Category: Military

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hand grenade(noun)

    a grenade designed to be thrown by hand

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hand grenade(noun)ˈhændˌgʌn

    a small round explosive device that is thrown


  1. hand grenade(Noun)

    A small hand-held explosive device designed to be thrown at the enemy.


  1. Hand grenade

    A hand grenade is any small bomb that can be thrown by hand. A variety of types of hand grenades exist, with explosive grenades designed to detonate after impact or after a set amount of time the most commonly used in modern warfare. Grenadiers were originally soldiers who specialized in throwing grenades.


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