grenadier

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noun gren·a·dier \ˌgre-nə-ˈdir\

Definition of grenadier

  1. 1a :  a soldier who carries and throws grenadesb :  a member of a special regiment or corps formerly armed with grenades

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of grenadier

French, from grenade grenade


First Known Use: 1676


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