grenade
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɡɹəˈneɪd/
Noun

grenade (plural grenades)

  1. A small explosive device, designed to be thrown by hand or launched from a grenade launcher.
  2. (obsolete) A pomegranate.
  3. (heraldiccharge) A charge similar to a fireball, and made of a disc-shaped bomb shell, but with only one set of flames at the top.
  4. (slang) An unattractive girl.
Related terms Translations Verb

grenade (grenades, present participle grenading; past and past participle grenaded)

  1. To use grenade(s) upon.
    • 2001, Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall, Island Victory: The Battle of Kwajalein Atoll, page 43:
      Some of the infantry got pinned down by it, and from cover kept up the battle by grenading rubble piles or any other likely spots ahead of them.
    • 2015, Gordon L. Rottman, The Hand Grenade, page 46:
      They advanced after grenading the next traverse, much like the British did.



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