Definitions for hand grenade
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an explosive shell that is thrown by hand and exploded by impact or by means of a fuze.
Origin of hand grenade:
a grenade designed to be thrown by hand
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a small round explosive device that is thrown
A small hand-held explosive device designed to be thrown at the enemy.
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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