noun gre·nade \grə-ˈnād\

: a small bomb that is designed to be thrown by someone or shot from a rifle

Full Definition of GRENADE

:  a small missile that contains an explosive or a chemical agent (as tear gas, a flame producer, or a smoke producer) and that is thrown by hand or projected (as by a rifle or special launcher)

Origin of GRENADE

Middle French, literally, pomegranate, from Late Latin granata, from Latin, feminine of granatus seedy, from granum grain — more at corn
First Known Use: 1591
GRENADE Defined for Kids


noun gre·nade \grə-ˈnād\

Definition of GRENADE for Kids

:  a small bomb designed to be thrown by hand or fired (as by a rifle)


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