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grenade


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grenade  \Gre*nade"\,  n.  [F.  grenade  a  pomegranate,  a  grenade,  or 
  Sp  granada;  orig.,  filled  with  seeds.  So  called  from  the 
  resemblance  of  its  shape  to  a  pomegranate.  See  {Carnet}, 
  {Grain}  a  kernel,  and  cf  {Pomegranate}.]  (Min.) 
  A  hollow  ball  or  shell  of  iron  filled  with  powder  of  other 
  explosive,  ignited  by  means  of  a  fuse,  and  thrown  from  the 
  hand  among  enemies. 
 
  {Hand  grenade}. 
  a  A  small  grenade  of  iron  or  glass,  usually  about  two  and  a 
  half  inches  in  diameter,  to  be  thrown  from  the  hand  into 
  the  head  of  a  sap,  trenches,  covered  way  or  upon 
  besiegers  mounting  a  breach. 
  b  A  portable  fire  extinguisher  consisting  of  a  glass  bottle 
  containing  water  and  gas.  It  is  thrown  into  the  flames. 
  Called  also  {fire  grenade}. 
 
  {Rampart  grenades},  grenades  of  various  sizes,  which  when 
  used  are  rolled  over  the  pararapet  in  a  trough. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grenade 
  n  :  a  small  explosive  bomb  thrown  by  hand  or  fired  from  a 
  missile 




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