stun grenade

noun

plural stun grenades
: an explosive device that produces a blinding flash of light and a sudden, loud noise : flash-bang
After initially holding back, the police fired stun grenades, tear gas and hard sponge bullets and sent in officers on horseback, prompting demonstrators to accuse them of the kind of police brutality that they had turned out to protest in the first place. Isabel Kershner

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stun grenade was in 1952

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“Stun grenade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stun%20grenade. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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