grenade definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny bomb or explosive missile that is detonated by a fuse and thrown yourself or chance from a rifle or launcher.
    • A glass container filled with a chemical including tear-gas that is dispersed as soon as the container is tossed and broken.
    • A pomegranate.
    • a little volatile product, made to be thrown by hand or launched from a grenade launcher.
    • A hollow basketball or shell of metal filled with dust of various other volatile, ignited by means of a fuse, and tossed through the hand among enemies.
    • An explosive missile of any kind, frequently smaller than a bomb or bombshell, and never discharged from a cannon, but thrown by hand or by a shovel or fork.
    • a tiny explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile

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