gren·​a·​dier | \ ˌgre-nə-ˈdir How to pronounce grenadier (audio) \

Definition of grenadier

1a : a soldier who carries and throws grenades
b : a member of a special regiment or corps formerly armed with grenades
2 : any of various deep-sea fishes (family Macrouridae) that are related to the cods and have an elongate tapering body and compressed pointed tail

Examples of grenadier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kits installed on the roof an armored Humvee and provided 360 degree and overhead protection for machine gun gunners and grenadiers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Marines Are Saving A Bundle Reusing Gun Shields From Older Humvees," 26 July 2018

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First Known Use of grenadier

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for grenadier

French, from grenade grenade

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“Grenadier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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