concussion grenade

noun

plural concussion grenades
: a grenade that produces its effect by the blast of its detonation rather than from the fragmentation of its casing
also : flash-bang

Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of concussion grenade was in 1917

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“Concussion grenade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concussion%20grenade. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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